wide-eyed

adjective
\ ˈwīd-ˈīd How to pronounce wide-eyed (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wide-eyed. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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wide-eyed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of wide-eyed

: having your eyes wide open especially because of surprise or fear
: having or showing a lack of experience or knowledge

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