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verb as in stare at in amazement

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CNN anchor Carol Costello confessed to “gawking” at the actor.

The joy in watching them has quickly morphed from disgust and amused gawking to occasionally smug superiority.

Usually, the crowd floats around her without gawking or saying hello -- it's just not how she rolls.

Observes one staffer, “How humiliating it must be for him to be sitting out there with all those people [gawking and whispering.]”

He zipped past the gawking mother and tired travelers and nearly across the elegant cordovan shoe-tips of a tall bearded man.

The green hands stood gawking about; some overcome by fear and the suddenness of danger, plunged down the companionway.

A quarter mile away stood a farm house, and in front of it two men gawking at our "circus," indifferent to our peril.

Here, you people, don't stand there gawking like a lot of dotty chumps!

Then he was amazed at the shifting changes, the glory of its loneliness, and the utter absence of the curious and gawking.

After closing the door behind him, he stepped to the piazza, and stopped on the edge of it, gawking around like a country lout.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gawking, such as: glare, gape, ogle, rubberneck, look, and goggle.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.