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bright-eyed

[brahyt-ahyd]
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adjective
  1. having bright eyes.
  2. alertly eager.
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Idioms
  1. bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, alertly eager; full of energy and enthusiasm: Get a good night's sleep so you'll be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning.
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Origin of bright-eyed

First recorded in 1585–95
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Related Words for bright-eyed

strong, together, bright, good, vigorous, clear, lively, tough, normal, athletic, healthful, hearty, fresh, active, robust, sound, trim, great, right, fit

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Contemporary Examples of bright-eyed

Historical Examples of bright-eyed

  • She turned her head, and, laughing and bright-eyed, looked him full in the face.

    Alice Adams

    Booth Tarkington

  • Then she turned to her husband a bright-eyed glance: "You don't mind—our coming?"

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • "You want other people to understand," said Lydia, bright-eyed, now she was following him.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • Anne, bright-eyed and anxious, came in upon him and brought him to his feet.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • On it, when it raised—flushed, bright-eyed and smiling—was the glory of youth.

    The Wreck of the Titan

    Morgan Robertson


British Dictionary definitions for bright-eyed

bright-eyed

adjective
  1. eager; fresh and enthusiastic
  2. bright-eyed and bushy-tailed informal keen, confident, and alert
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