Associations to the word «Staring»


STARING, verb. Present participle of stare
STARING, noun. The act of one who stares.
STARING DOWN, verb. Present participle of stare down

Dictionary definition

STARING, adjective. (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder; "staring eyes".
STARING, adjective. Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; "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 thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats