wide–eyed

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adjective \ˈwīd-ˈīd\

Definition of wide–eyed

  1. 1 :  having or marked by unsophisticated or uncritical acceptance or admiration :  naive wide–eyed innocence

  2. 2 :  having the eyes wide open especially with wonder or astonishment

1838

First Known Use of wide–eyed

1838


WIDE–EYED Defined for English Language Learners

wide-eyed

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adjective

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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