Synonyms of 'stare'
Mahoney tried not to stare.
idiom:stare someone in the face
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She stopped what she was doing and gaped at me.
To gawk at someone or something means to stare at them in a rude, stupid, or unthinking way.
He continued to gawk at her and didn't answer.
If you gaze at someone or something, you look steadily at them for a long time, for example because you find them attractive or interesting, or because you are thinking about something else.
He gazed reflectively at the fire.
Thesaurus for stare from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you stare at someone or something, you look at them for a long time.