glaring

adjective glar·ing \ ˈgler-iŋ \

Definition of glaring

1 :having a fixed look of hostility, fierceness, or anger
2 a :shining with or reflecting an uncomfortably bright light
b (1) :garish
(2) :vulgarly ostentatious
3 :obtrusively and often painfully obvious
  • a glaring error

glaringly

play \ˈgler-iŋ-lē\ adverb

glaringness

noun

Examples of glaring in a Sentence

  1. a glaring example of racism

  2. no one missed the glaring spelling error in the title

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Origin and Etymology of glaring

see 1glare

Synonym Discussion of glaring

flagrant, glaring, gross, rank mean conspicuously bad or objectionable. flagrant applies usually to offenses or errors so bad that they can neither escape notice nor be condoned.
    • flagrant abuse of the office of president
glaring implies painful or damaging obtrusiveness of something that is conspicuously wrong, faulty, or improper.
    • glaring errors
gross implies the exceeding of reasonable or excusable limits.
    • gross carelessness
rank applies to what is openly and extremely objectionable and utterly condemned.
    • rank heresy

GLARING Defined for English Language Learners

glaring

adjective

Definition of glaring for English Language Learners

  • : very obvious or noticeable

  • : shining with a harsh, bright light

  • : having a look of anger


GLARING Defined for Kids

glaring

adjective glar·ing \ ˈgler-iŋ \

Definition of glaring for Students

1 :so bright as to be harsh
  • glaring sunlight
2 :very noticeable
  • a glaring error


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