Crossword – Tuesday 21 May 2019

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The word of the crossword this week is:

17 Down – ‘Stare angrily’

and the answer is – ‘glare’.

This verb is used to describe the long look someone gives another when they are annoyed or angry.

‘Dad glared at him with his hands on his hips until he did the washing up. It was his turn, after all’.

Alternative meanings

Glare can be used to describe a bright or dazzling light:

‘The light glared out across the night sky, turning midnight to midday’.

It can also be used as a noun to talk about unwanted public attention:

‘They were famous, and so they lived in the full glare of the press’.

History and Etymology

The word ‘glare’ comes from the Middle Low German and Middle Dutch word ‘glaren’. It is related to ‘gleam’, and probably ultimately related to ‘glass’.

Synonyms

scowl

glower

frown

look daggers (at someone / something)

give (someone / something) a black look

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