[ doo-ee-ahyd, dyoo- ]
See synonyms for dewy-eyed on
  1. romantically naive or credulous; sentimental, innocent, and trusting: dewy-eyed, aspiring young actresses.

Origin of dewy-eyed

First recorded in 1935–40

Words Nearby dewy-eyed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use dewy-eyed in a sentence

  • Mr. Latimer comes across as an honest, if perhaps an occasionally naïve and dewy-eyed observer.

    Oval Office Confidential | Christopher Buckley | October 5, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • However, the question of costs is less susceptible to dewy-eyed sentiment than the power of the reading experience.

    Don't Write Off Books | Peter Osnos | April 7, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • dewy-eyed with shimmering hair,Maiden and lamb were a sight to see, For her pet was white as she was fair.

  • Lost from sight, both so snow-white were,And the lambkin adored the maiden wee, dewy-eyed with shimmering hair.

  • I'm remembering what a dewy-eyed little dove of a thing she is.

    Jane Journeys On | Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • We are just home from the wedding and I wish you could see Lupe's dewy-eyed joy.

    Jane Journeys On | Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • Just then the bedroom door opened, and out walked David, dewy-eyed, and with very pink cheeks.

British Dictionary definitions for dewy-eyed


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

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