Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stare

2 senses of stare

Sense 1
gaze, stare -- (look at with fixed eyes; "The students stared at the teacher with amazement")
       => look -- (perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!")

Sense 2
stare -- (fixate one's eyes; "The ancestor in the painting is staring down menacingly")
       => look -- (perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!")

Antonyms of adj staring

2 senses of staring

Sense 1
agaze, staring -- ((used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder; "staring eyes")

INDIRECT (VIA open) -> closed, shut -- (used especially of mouth or eyes; "he sat quietly with closed eyes"; "his eyes were shut against the sunlight")

Sense 2
arrant (prenominal), complete (prenominal), consummate (prenominal), double-dyed (prenominal), everlasting (prenominal), gross (prenominal), perfect (prenominal), pure (prenominal), sodding (prenominal), stark (prenominal), staring (prenominal), thoroughgoing (prenominal), utter (prenominal), unadulterated -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA unmitigated) -> mitigated -- (made less severe or intense; "he gladly accepted the mitigated penalty")

Similarity of adj staring

2 senses of staring

Sense 1
agaze, staring -- ((used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder; "staring eyes")
       => open (vs. closed), opened -- (used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened")

Sense 2
arrant (prenominal), complete (prenominal), consummate (prenominal), double-dyed (prenominal), everlasting (prenominal), gross (prenominal), perfect (prenominal), pure (prenominal), sodding (prenominal), stark (prenominal), staring (prenominal), thoroughgoing (prenominal), utter (prenominal), unadulterated -- (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")
       => unmitigated (vs. mitigated) -- (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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