blank stare

Definition of blank stare

:a look that shows one does not understand what someone has said or does not know the answer to a question
  • My question only drew/got a blank stare.

Word by Word Definitions

blank play
  1. : colorless

  2. : appearing or causing to appear dazed, confounded, or nonplussed

  3. : expressionless

  1. : the bull's-eye of a target

  2. : an empty space (as on a paper)

  3. : a paper with spaces for the entry of data

  1. : obscure, obliterate

  2. : to stop access to : seal

  3. : to keep (an opponent) from scoring

stare play
  1. : to look fixedly often with wide-open eyes

  2. : to show oneself conspicuously

  3. : to stand on end : bristle

  1. : the act or an instance of staring


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