from The Century Dictionary.

  • Standing out prominently and fixedly, or fixed and wide open, as eyes; gazing fixedly or intently; fixed.
  • Bristling, as hair; standing stiffly or on end; harsh or rough, as pelage.
  • Striking the eye too strongly; conspicuous; glaring; gaudy: as, staring colors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of stare.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
  • adjective (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder


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