- overly romantic or idealistic: He was a starry-eyed dreamer.
Origin of starry-eyed
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for starry-eyed
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“If we can do it, anyone can,” Herjavec said, as starry-eyed as the young entrepreneurs who seek his council, and his coin.‘Shark Tank’: Robert Herjavec talks Money, Mark Cuban & Racing Cars
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Who knew that professional cynic Bill Maher was such a starry-eyed idealist?Bill Maher Says $1 Million to Obama Super PAC Is ‘Practical’
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Dantor grinned in appreciation and Ulana looked up at him starry-eyed.The Copper-Clad World
I'm not one of these starry-eyed reformers who expect to change things overnight.The Lani People
J. F. Bone
Meg looked at it, starry-eyed as she might had she seen a ghost.Mystery Wings
Roy J. Snell
"You're talking like a starry-eyed fool, Han," Virginia Merrick said sharply.Turning Point
Tad came alongside the wagon and looked into it, grinning and starry-eyed.The Lost Wagon
James Arthur Kjelgaard
- given to naive wishes, judgments, etc; full of unsophisticated optimism; gullible