having an angry, insane, or distressed expression in the eyes.
extremely irrational, senseless, or radical: a wild-eyed scheme.
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How to use wild-eyed in a sentence
Gone are the wild-eyed revolutionaries in Donetsk and Luhansk, replaced by steely-eyed bureaucrats and seasoned combat veterans.
The wild-eyed young man had hopelessly tangled hair and wore rumpled baby-blue scrubs.
The madman stands in the psychiatric ward, wild-eyed and streaked with blood, his throat raked with deep scratches.Madbeth: Alan Cumming Plays Almost Every Role in “Macbeth” | Liesl Schillinger | April 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It means that you can forget the idea of 20 or so non-wild-eyed Republicans joining the Democrats in passing the higher tax rates.Republican Thugs in the House Hope to Derail Obama’s Tax-Hike Bill | | December 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then he jumped on Oprah's couch, recorded a wild-eyed video for Scientology and now we have Tom 2.0.
The durbar brought out princes and princelings from east, south and west, and even three or four wild-eyed ameers from the north.The Adventures of Kathlyn | Harold MacGrath
She saw her father rush out, wild-eyed, and the long blade of the knife gleamed blue in the moonlight.Six Women | Victoria Cross
Poor wild-eyed Pittsburgo shot and killed himself today in his room in front of the portrait of the beautiful Italian singer.Polly the Pagan | Isabel Anderson
Five minutes later, wild-eyed and hilarious, they descended on the clubhouse with the miraculous news.Murder in Any Degree | Owen Johnson
His horse had not backed, wild-eyed, before an approaching car, and he had not done any pretty riding.The Happy Family | Bertha Muzzy Bower
British Dictionary definitions for wild-eyed
glaring in an angry, distracted, or wild manner
ill-conceived or totally impracticable
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