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[stahr-ee-ahyd] /ˈstɑr iˌaɪd/
overly romantic or idealistic:
He was a starry-eyed dreamer.
Origin of starry-eyed
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Dantor grinned in appreciation and Ulana looked up at him starry-eyed.

    The Copper-Clad World Harl Vincent
  • I'm not one of these starry-eyed reformers who expect to change things overnight.

    The Lani People J. F. Bone
  • Meg looked at it, starry-eyed as she might had she seen a ghost.

    Mystery Wings Roy J. Snell
  • "You're talking like a starry-eyed fool, Han," Virginia Merrick said sharply.

    Turning Point Alfred Coppel
  • Tad came alongside the wagon and looked into it, grinning and starry-eyed.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for starry-eyed


given to naive wishes, judgments, etc; full of unsophisticated optimism; gullible
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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