starry-eyed

adjective
star·​ry-eyed | \ ˈstär-ē-ˌīd How to pronounce starry-eyed (audio) \

Definition of starry-eyed

: regarding an object or a prospect in an overly favorable light specifically : characterized by dreamy, impracticable, or utopian thinking : visionary

First Known Use of starry-eyed

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Starry-eyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/starry-eyed. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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starry-eyed

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English Language Learners Definition of starry-eyed

: having hopes and desires that are not realistic or practical

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