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wild-eyed

[wahyld-ahyd] /ˈwaɪldˌaɪd/
adjective
1.
having an angry, insane, or distressed expression in the eyes.
2.
extremely irrational, senseless, or radical:
a wild-eyed scheme.
Origin of wild-eyed
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
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  • She found Luke wild-eyed and excited, brandishing an evening paper.

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  • Here and there a Chinaman, wild-eyed, with his tail unplaited, nursed a bleeding sole.

    Typhoon Joseph Conrad
  • He breathed heavily, wild-eyed, while we looked at him in silence.

    Tales of Unrest Joseph Conrad
  • He had not spoken, and now they perceived that he was haggard, pale, wild-eyed.

    Old Man Savarin and Other Stories Edward William Thomson
  • Zeke rode up to the barn door, white and wild-eyed in the twilight.

    Jewel Clara Louise Burnham
British Dictionary definitions for wild-eyed

wild-eyed

adjective
1.
glaring in an angry, distracted, or wild manner
2.
ill-conceived or totally impracticable
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