glaring

adjective
glar·​ing | \ ˈgler-iŋ How to pronounce glaring (audio) \

Definition of glaring

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

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Other Words from glaring

glaringly \ ˈgler-​iŋ-​lē How to pronounce glaringly (audio) \ adverb
glaringness noun

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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

Examples of glaring in a Sentence

a glaring example of racism no one missed the glaring spelling error in the title

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The disparity is even more glaring considering that the movie business is centered in Los Angeles, where Latinos make up 49 percent of the population. Jake Coyle, Houston Chronicle, "Study finds films lag significantly in Latino representation," 26 Aug. 2019 The disparity is even more glaring considering that the movie business is centered in Los Angeles, where Latinos make up 49% of the population. Washington Post, "Study finds films lag significantly in Latino representation," 26 Aug. 2019 The disparity is even more glaring considering that the movie business is centered in Los Angeles, where Latinos make up 49% of the population. Jack Coyle, Anchorage Daily News, "Study finds films lag significantly in Latino representation," 26 Aug. 2019 The offense’s weakness was so glaring, Clayton Kershaw was the losing pitcher in a playoff-type game and nobody can blame him. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Dodgers vs. Yankees offered a World Series review rather than a preview," 25 Aug. 2019 Sharapova’s service game has long been fragile, and now, in the wake of a shoulder procedure earlier this year, the weakness is even more glaring. Wayne Coffey, USA TODAY, "US Open: Serena Williams delivers powerful punch, in classic form against Maria Sharapova," 22 Aug. 2019 That gap in training is perhaps more glaring today as psychiatrists find themselves on the front line of a growing mental health crisis. Zheala Qayyum, Scientific American, "Where do Psychiatrists go When a Patient Dies?," 30 July 2019 But with more and more women using social media to access and share a more diverse sample of images, experiences, lifestyles, and opinions, the disconnect between fantasy and reality is growing deeper and more glaring. Lindsey Tramuta, Glamour, "These Women Are Redefining What It Means to Have ‘Parisian Style’," 26 July 2019 The Cubs’ need for an extra bat, especially against left-handers, became more glaring Sunday in their sleepy 5-1 loss to the Padres. Teddy Greenstein, chicagotribune.com, "With the Cubs’ bats dreadful in a 5-1 loss to the Padres, attention turns to a possible deal with the Tigers," 21 July 2019

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First Known Use of glaring

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for glaring

see glare entry 1

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glaring

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of glaring

: very obvious or noticeable
: shining with a harsh, bright light
: having a look of anger

glaring

adjective
glar·​ing | \ ˈgler-iŋ\

Kids Definition of glaring

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

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