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  1. shining with or reflecting a harshly bright or brilliant light.
  2. very conspicuous or obvious; flagrant: several glaring errors in spelling.
  3. staring in a fiercely or angrily piercing manner.
  4. excessively showy or bright; garish.
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Origin of glaring

Middle English: word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at glare1, -ing2
Related formsglar·ing·ly, adverbglar·ing·ness, nounnon·glar·ing, adjectiveun·glar·ing, adjective


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1. blinding. 2. prominent, patent. See flagrant. 4. loud, gaudy, flashy.
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  1. conspicuousa glaring omission
  2. dazzling or garish
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Derived Formsglaringly, adverbglaringness, noun
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Word Origin and History for glaringly



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

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