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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a blatant/glaring example (=very obvious and very bad)
▪ His case is a blatant example of the unfairness of the current systen.
a glaring error (=very bad and very noticeable)
▪ There is a glaring error on page 10, where his date of death is given as 2053, not 1003.
a glaring omission (=one that is very bad and easily noticed)
glaring inconsistencies (=very noticeable differences)
▪ There were several glaring inconsistencies in his report.
▪ The most glaring omission was the lack of reference to take-up problems.
▪ I look forward to your suggestions for the most glaring omissions.
▪ Perhaps the most glaring epistemological critique levelled at Marxist approaches is that they contain no counter-factual.
▪ "It was a glaring example of bad judgment," said one official who asked not to be named.
▪ It was a glaring error, which cost the company over $2 million in lost business.
▪ the glaring sun
▪ He had judged her without question, but could attribute fortitude and resolution to Matilda despite the Empress's glaring faults.
▪ I am a glaring exception to this normality simply by walking.
▪ I left her glaring and withdrew from the group, to find Jules waiting for me.
▪ She was still glaring, though straight ahead now.
▪ The government had made serious proposals during 1988 about reforming the graduate assignment system because of its glaring inefficiencies.
▪ Too many bright lights can create a glaring contrast between the lit and unlit areas.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Glare \Glare\ (gl[^a]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glared; p. pr. & vb. n. Glaring.] [OE. glaren, gloren; cf. AS. gl[ae]r amber, LG. glaren to glow or burn like coals, D. gloren to glimmer; prob. akin to E. glass.]

  1. To shine with a bright, dazzling light.

    The cavern glares with new-admitted light.

  2. To look with fierce, piercing eyes; to stare earnestly, angrily, or fiercely.

    And eye that scorcheth all it glares upon.

  3. To be bright and intense, as certain colors; to be ostentatiously splendid or gay.

    She glares in balls, front boxes, and the ring.


Glaring \Glar"ing\, a. Clear; notorious; open and bold; barefaced; as, a glaring crime. -- Glar"ing*ly, adv.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., from present participle of glare. Meaning "obtrusively conspicuous" is from 1706.

  1. 1 Reflecting with glare. 2 blatant, obvious. n. 1 The act of giving a glare. 2 (context rare English) A group of cats. v

  2. (present participle of glare English)

  1. adj. shining intensely; "the blazing sun"; "blinding headlights"; "dazzling snow"; "fulgent patterns of sunlight"; "the glaring sun" [syn: blazing, blinding, dazzling, fulgent, glary]

  2. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible; "a crying shame"; "an egregious lie"; "flagrant violation of human rights"; "a glaring error"; "gross ineptitude"; "gross injustice"; "rank treachery" [syn: crying(a), egregious, flagrant, gross, rank]


A glare is a facial expression showing disapproval, fierceness and/or hostility. Glaring, in some cultures is considered offensive. A glare may be induced by anger or frustration.

Visually, a glaring person tends to have their eyes fixed and heavily focused on a subject. This can sometimes be considered synonymous to staring but, in most of the cases, staring is caused due to curiosity and lasts only for a short duration, whereas glaring is caused due to contempt and lasts for a relatively longer duration.

Many people glare at a subject to express disapproval of the physical nature of the subject or ideas that may be expressed by the subject.

Usage examples of "glaring".

As his eyes sought the authors of the frightful sound he saw standing upon the shore, glaring at him with hate-filled eyes, a devil-faced panther surrounded by the hideous apes of Akut, and in the forefront of them a giant black warrior who shook his fist at him, threatening him with terrible death.

Then, glaring at its foes with blazing hatred, the archfiend jerked its hands as if snapping a stick.

McGrath looked down at the still form, his brain a maelstrom of seething emotions, then wheeled, glaring, every nerve atingle, his pistol springing into his hand.

Totha screamed in triumph and was on the point of leaping into his chariot to finish him when she choked, stood stiffly upright, her eyes glaring, and then clutched at the basketwork of the chariot.

One or two tall bushmen bowed their heads as if they had to, and One-eyed Bogan, with the blood washed from his face, stood with his hat off, glaring round to see if he could catch anyone sniggering.

It spread to the yard beyond us, where the grey bulks of Number Three, Number Two and Number One crouched with noses pointed at a common center, like three enormous mangy cats glaring at their prey.

When the hunters tired of fishing, and when they wearied of crossing the sand-dunes and the glaring, shimmering beachglaring and shimmering on every fine day of summer-to poke off the mussels and spear the butterfish and groper, they pushed through the Ceratopetalums and the burrawangs, and, following the tortuous bed of the principal creek amid the ferns and the moss and the vines and the myrtles, gradually ascending, they entered the sub-tropical patch where the ferns were huge and lank and staghorns clustered on rocks and trees, and the beautiful Dendrobium clung, and the supplejacks and leatherwoods and bangalow palms ran up in slender height, and that pretty massive parasite-the wild fig-made its umbrageous shade, as has been written.

Interspersed among them were big canvasback troop-carriers, their headlamps glaring in the brightening daylight.

All I couldst see was his glaring eyes, his big shoulders hunched and rocking as he hit--and a perfect whirlwind of big glove-covered clubs.

The surgical unit emitted a glaring array of crisscrossing red lasers that reconfigured her face and hands.

Lord Diegan found himself glaring once again at the blond-haired prince, who rode to his left.

And the four girls, all staring at the silver coin, waded through the muddy water and stood before Domini and Androvsky, blotting out the glaring sunshine with their young figures.

As it reached the end of the platform Domini saw an emaciated figure standing there alone, a thin face with glittering eyes turned towards her with a glaring scrutiny.

Lady Jevington, her Anna eligibly betrothed, was able to feel quite sorry for poor Louisa, so obviously taken in by Alverstoke, and so foolishly betraying her fury in her glaring eyes and reddened checks.

Faith treated her as kindly as possible, but for all that she occasionally caught Maggie glaring at her between half closed lids in a manner that thrilled her with fresh suspicions.