wide-eyed

adjective \ ˈwīd-ˈīd \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of wide-eyed

1 : having or marked by unsophisticated or uncritical acceptance or admiration : naive
  • wide-eyed innocence
2 : having the eyes wide open especially with wonder or astonishment

First Known Use of wide-eyed

1789

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WIDE-EYED Defined for English Language Learners

wide-eyed

Definition of wide-eyed for English Language Learners

  • : having your eyes wide open especially because of surprise or fear

  • : having or showing a lack of experience or knowledge



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