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Definition of "dewy-eyed" [dewy-eyed]

  • Innocent; naive. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dewy-eyed" in a sentence
  • "No wonder that in the movies he is inevitably played by gleaming, dewy-eyed hunks like Henry Fonda, James Garner, Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner—he's the Platonic ideal of virtuous beefcake."
  • "Both King and Snyder eschew the vampire as dashing sophisticate or dewy-eyed romantic ( "King hates 'Twilight' more than I do," Snyder notes)."
  • "Their story was the basis for a recent straight-to-DVD ditty, called "Little Ashes," staring Robert Pattinson, who took time off from his "Twilight" duties to play a dewy-eyed, leaden-lipped Salvador Dal í."