dewy-eyed

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. dewlap,
  2. deworm,
  3. dewpoint,
  4. dewsbury,
  5. dewy,
  6. dexamethasone,
  7. dexamyl,
  8. dexedrine,
  9. dexfenfluramine,
  10. dexie

Origin of dewy-eyed

First recorded in 1935–40

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British Dictionary definitions for dewy-eyed

dewy-eyed

adjective

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