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dewy-eyed

[ doo-ee-ahyd, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu iˌaɪd, ˈdyu- /
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adjective

romantically naive or credulous; sentimental, innocent, and trusting: dewy-eyed, aspiring young actresses.

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Origin of dewy-eyed

First recorded in 1935–40
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dewy-eyed

adjective

naive, innocent, or trusting, esp in a romantic or childlike way
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