glaring Definition

  • 1giving out or reflecting a strong or dazzling light
  • 2staring angrily
  • 3obvious; conspicuous

Using glaring: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "glaring" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The sun was glaring down on us.

  • Example

    She gave him a glaring look.

  • Example

    There was a glaring mistake in the report.

  • Example

    The difference between the two options was glaring.

glaring Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with glaring

  • a significant or obvious exclusion or oversight


    The report had a glaring omission, as it failed to mention the impact of climate change.

  • a serious and obvious mistake


    The glaring error in the calculation led to a loss of thousands of dollars.

  • an obvious and striking instance of something


    The poverty in the city was a glaring example of the government's failure to address social issues.

Origins of glaring

from Old Norse 'glora', meaning 'to shine'


Summary: glaring in Brief

The term 'glaring' [ˈɡlerɪŋ] refers to something that gives out a strong or dazzling light, or is obvious and conspicuous. It can be used to describe a physical sensation, such as 'The sun was glaring down on us,' or an emotional one, such as 'She gave him a glaring look.' 'Glaring' can also be used to describe an obvious mistake or omission, as in 'The report had a glaring omission,' or a striking example of something, as in 'The poverty in the city was a glaring example of the government's failure.'