wild-eyed
adjective Date: 1791 1. having a wild expression in the eyes 2. consisting of or favoring extreme or visionary ideas <
wild-eyed schemes
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  • wild-eyed — /wuyld uyd /, adj. 1. having an angry, insane, or distressed expression in the eyes. 2. extremely irrational, senseless, or radical: a wild eyed scheme. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

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  • wild-eyed — /ˈwaɪld aɪd/ (say wuyld uyd) adjective glaring in an angry or wild manner …   Australian English dictionary

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