#EngTrivia: ‘Staring’ vs ‘Gazing’


Did you ever hear or see the line like this?

 Why are you staring at me?

I’m not staring. I’m gazing.

I saw this when I watched The Vampire Diaries, then suddenly I thought “Gazing? What is that?” because all I saw was Elena was staring, but she said ‘gazing’. So, tonight we will have a discussion about it. What is the difference between ‘staring’ and ‘gazing’?

If you ever checked the dictionary ‘stare’ is defined as to look fixedly or vacantly, while ‘gaze’ is defined as to look steadily and intently, at something or someone in a long time. They are similar. The difference is we use ‘stareto indicate any senses and feelings, such as curiosity, anger, boldness, admiration, bored, stupidity, etc; while ‘gazeto indicate sense of pleasure, like awe, admiration, fascination, and love.

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