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English adjective: staring

1. staring (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder


SamplesStaring eyes.


Synonymsagaze


Similaropen, opened


Antonymsshut, closed

2. staring without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers


SamplesAn 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 thoroughgoing villain.
Utter nonsense.
The unadulterated truth.


Synonymsarrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, stark, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, utter


Similarunmitigated


Antonymsmitigated









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