Definition of glaring in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡlɛːrɪŋ/


1Giving 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, extremely bright, harsh;
2Staring 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.
3Highly obvious or conspicuous: there is a glaring omission in the 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.

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