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Staring vs. Starring

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Staringverb

present participle of stare

Starringadjective

of, relating to, or in the manner of a star

‘Charlton Heston had a starring role in Ben-Hur.’;

Staringnoun

The act of one who stares.

Starringverb

present participle of star

Staringadjective

(used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder;

‘staring eyes’;

Starringverb

(with a film as its subject) That which has the specified actor or actors, especially those in lead roles, in its cast.

‘Ben-Hur, starring Charlton Heston’;

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Staringadjective

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’;

Starringnoun

The action of the verb to star.

Staringadverb

with a stare;

‘`quoi?' asked Blanchard, staring’;

Starringadjective

indicating the most important performer or role;

‘the leading man’; ‘prima ballerina’; ‘prima donna’; ‘a star figure skater’; ‘the starring role’; ‘a stellar role’; ‘a stellar performance’;

Staring

Staring is a prolonged gaze or fixed look. In staring, one object or person is the continual focus of visual interest, for an amount of time.

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