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glaring (adj.)

late 14c., "staring fiercely," present-participle adjective from glare (v.). From 1510s of colors, etc., "vivid, dazzling;" meaning "obtrusively conspicuous" is from 1706. Related: Glaringly.

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Definitions of glaring

glaring (adj.)
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible;
a glaring error
Synonyms: crying / egregious / flagrant / gross / rank
glaring (adj.)
shining intensely;
the glaring sun
Synonyms: blazing / blinding / dazzling / fulgent / glary
From wordnet.princeton.edu