glare

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. scowl, frown, glower; stare. —v. i. flare, shine, glitter; blinding light. See light, vision.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Harsh light]
Syn. dazzle, brightness, flash; see light 1 .
2. [An angry stare]
Syn. scowl, glower, withering look; see frown .
See Synonym Study at flame . v.
1. [To shine brightly]
Syn. beam, glow, radiate; see shine 1 , 2 .
2. [To stare fiercely]
Syn. fix with a look, pierce, gaze, glower, scowl, lower, goggle, menace, stare icily, fix, wither, look daggers*; see also frown , look 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. shine flash, gleam, blaze, dazzle, light, radiate, blind, flame, glow.
2. scowl frown, *stare down, glower, lower, *scorch with one's eyes, *look at piercingly, *stare icily. see angry
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To stare fixedly and angrily: glower, lower1, scowl. Idiom: look daggers at. See EXPRESS, SEE. 2. To be projected with blinding intensity: beat down, blaze1. See LIGHT. 3. To be obtrusively conspicuous: stand out, stick out. Idioms: stare someone in the face, stick out like a sore thumb. See SEE. II noun 1. A fixed angry stare: glower, lower, scowl. See EXPRESS, SEE. 2. An intense blinding light: blaze1, dazzle. See LIGHT.

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