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Definition 1: (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where staring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • staring eyes

Synonyms for staring in the sense of this definition

(staring is similar to ...) used of mouth or eyes

"keep your eyes open" "his mouth slightly opened"

Definition 2: without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where staring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an arrant fool
  • a complete coward
  • a consummate fool
  • a double-dyed villain
  • gross negligence
  • a perfect idiot
  • pure folly
  • what a sodding mess
  • stark staring mad
  • a thorough nuisance
  • a thoroughgoing villain
  • utter nonsense
  • the unadulterated truth

Synonyms for staring in the sense of this definition

(staring is similar to ...) not diminished or moderated in intensity or severity; sometimes used as an intensifier

"unmitigated suffering" "an unmitigated horror" "an unmitigated lie"

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