Definition of glaring in English:


Syllabification: glar·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈgle(ə)riNG


  • 1 [attributive] Giving out or reflecting a strong or dazzling light: the glaring sun
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    • For seven days he had ridden enshrouded deep within his cloak, his face wrapped in bandages, as they rode under the glaring light of the sun.
    • The visibility was more than a hundred plus, with the white sand bottom reflecting the glaring sun.
    • She blinked her eyes open a few times, giving them time to adjust to the harsh, glaring light presented before her.
    dazzling, blinding, blazing, strong, bright, harsh
  • 1.1Staring fiercely or fixedly: their glaring eyes
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    • Cal ran up to her and stared down into her glaring eyes.
    • The door slammed, and Fiona shot up, staring at a glaring Mark.
    • Immediately, Zach's eyes locked with mine in a glaring stare.
  • 2Highly obvious or conspicuous: there is a glaring omission in the above data
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    • All in all, the opportunities are glaring and obvious - and greater minds than mine will no doubt be working on the details.
    • He tries ever so hard to play down the significance of this glaring omission from an otherwise impeccable CV but he doth protest too much, methinks.
    • The obvious glaring fault with the DVD is the complete lack of special features.
    obvious, conspicuous, unmistakable, inescapable, unmissable, striking; flagrant, blatant, outrageous, gross; overt, patent, transparent, manifest
    informal standing/sticking out like a sore thumb



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  • Once it's pointed out, the omission becomes glaringly evident.
  • At this point a paradox becomes glaringly obvious.
  • It's more my niche anyway, as if that weren't already glaringly obvious.

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