dewy-eyed
adjective Date: 1938 naively innocent and trusting <
a dewy-eyed optimist
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  • dewy-eyed — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that someone is dewy eyed, you are criticizing them because you think that they are unrealistic and think events and situations are better than they really are. I can never understand why people become dewy… …   English dictionary

  • dewy-eyed — dew|y eyed [ ,dui aıd ] adjective 1. ) showing a lot of emotion, especially when it is not suitable: SENTIMENTAL: She gets slightly dewy eyed as she talks about her family. 2. ) lacking in experience about life: NAIVE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dewy-eyed — /dooh ee uyd , dyooh /, adj. romantically naive or credulous; sentimental, innocent, and trusting: dewy eyed, aspiring young actresses. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • dewy-eyed — UK [ˌdjuːɪ ˈaɪd] / US [ˌduɪˈaɪd] adjective 1) showing a lot of emotion, especially when it is not suitable She gets slightly dewy eyed as she talks about her family. 2) lacking in experience about life …   English dictionary

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