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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about wide-eyed

Dictionary Entries near wide-eyed

wideband

wide-body

wide boy

wide-eyed

wide-flung

wide gage

widely

Statistics for wide-eyed

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for wide-eyed

The first known use of wide-eyed was in 1789

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for wide-eyed

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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on wide-eyed

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with wide-eyed

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for wide-eyed

Spanish Central: Translation of wide-eyed

Nglish: Translation of wide-eyed for Spanish Speakers

Comments on wide-eyed

What made you want to look up wide-eyed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one that collects or salvages junk

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!