eye-opening
adjective see eye-opener

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  • eye-opening — a. Causing one suddenly to learn or understand what was not previously known; as, an eye opening look into the private machinations of the governor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eye-opening — /uy oh peuh ning/, adj. serving as an eyeopener; enlightening: an eye opening investigation of government corruption. * * * …   Universalium

  • eye-opening — See: eye opener …   English dictionary

  • eye opening — Synonyms and related words: amazing, apocalyptic, astonishing, astounding, betraying, breathtaking, confounding, disclosing, disclosive, exposing, mind boggling, overwhelming, revealing, revelational, revelatory, showing, spectacular, staggering …   Moby Thesaurus

  • eye-opening — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. enlightening (see disclosure) …   English dictionary for students

  • eye-opening — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷ adjective : that opens the eyes (as with astonishment) : most surprising or enlightening …   Useful english dictionary

  • eye-o|pen|ing — «Y OH puh nihng», adjective. revealing; illuminating: »eye opening statistics, an eye opening book …   Useful english dictionary

  • eye-opener — ☆ eye opener [ī′ō΄pə nər ] n. 1. a surprising piece of news, sudden realization, etc. 2. Informal an alcoholic drink, esp. one taken early in the day eye opening adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • eye opener — eye ,opener noun count usually singular 1. ) a situation that shows you things you did not know before 2. ) an alcoholic drink taken in the morning to wake up ╾ eye ,opening adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • eye-opener — ☆ eye opener [ī′ō΄pə nər ] n. 1. a surprising piece of news, sudden realization, etc. 2. Informal an alcoholic drink, esp. one taken early in the day eye opening adj …   English World dictionary

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