- having the eyes open.
- having the eyes wide open, as in wonder.
- watchful; observant; alert.
- deliberate; conscious; knowing: an open-eyed commission of a crime.
Origin of open-eyed
Related Words for open-eyedactive, bright, cagey, careful, circumspect, clever, heedful, hip, intelligent, observant, perceptive, quick, ready, sharp, spirited, vigilant, wakeful, wary, watchful, wide-awake
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Historical Examples of open-eyed
It stood for a week or two longer, open-eyed, as if astonished at its own emptiness.Howards End
E. M. Forster
His amazement now was so open-mouthed as well as open-eyed that she could not help smiling.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Even our open-eyed Jewish idealist has been blest with ignorance of the actual.Dreamers of the Ghetto
Lucy crouched and suffered, open-eyed but without any consciousness.Love and Lucy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
He had to toss about open-eyed all night and get up weary, weary.The Arrow of Gold
- with the eyes wide open, as in amazement
- watchful; alert