glare
glare1
glareless, adj.
/glair/, n., v., glared, glaring.
n.
1. a very harsh, bright, dazzling light: in the glare of sunlight.
2. a fiercely or angrily piercing stare.
3. dazzling or showy appearance; showiness.
v.i.
4. to shine with or reflect a very harsh, bright, dazzling light.
5. to stare with a fiercely or angrily piercing look.
6. Archaic. to appear conspicuous; stand out obtrusively.
v.t.
7. to express with a glare: They glared their anger at each other.
[1250-1300; (v.) ME glaren; c. MD, MLG glaren; akin to GLASS (cf. OE glaeren glassy); (n.) ME, deriv. of the v.]
Syn. 1. flare, glitter, flash. 4. See shine. 5. GLARE, GLOWER, GLOAT all have connotations of emotion that accompany an intense gaze. To GLARE is to look piercingly or angrily: A tiger glares at its prey. To GLOWER is to look fiercely and threateningly, as from wrath; it suggests a scowl along with a glare: to glower at a mischievous child. To GLOAT meant originally to look with exultation, avaricious or malignant, on something or someone: a tyrant gloating over the helplessness of his victim. Today, however, it may simply imply inner exultation.
glare2
/glair/, n.
a bright, smooth surface, as of ice.
[1560-70; special use of GLARE1]

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