- romantically naive or credulous; sentimental, innocent, and trusting: dewy-eyed, aspiring young actresses.
Origin of dewy-eyed
First recorded in 1935–40
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Examples from the Web for dewy-eyed
Mr. Latimer comes across as an honest, if perhaps an occasionally naïve and dewy-eyed observer.Oval Office Confidential
October 5, 2009
However, the question of costs is less susceptible to dewy-eyed sentiment than the power of the reading experience.Don't Write Off Books
April 7, 2009
I'm remembering what a dewy-eyed little dove of a thing she is.
We are just home from the wedding and I wish you could see Lupe's dewy-eyed joy.
Nadine kissed her mother, and clung round her neck, dewy-eyed.Dodo's Daughter
E. F. Benson
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.
- naive, innocent, or trusting, esp in a romantic or childlike way
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