star·​ry-eyed ˈstär-ē-ˌīd How to pronounce starry-eyed (audio)
: regarding an object or a prospect in an overly favorable light
specifically : characterized by dreamy, impracticable, or utopian thinking : visionary

Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of starry-eyed was in 1824

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“Starry-eyed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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