Definition of "wild-eyed" []

  • Glaring in or as if in anger, terror, or madness. (adjective)
  • Extreme and passionate in belief or advocacy: a wild-eyed nationalist; hatched a wild-eyed scheme. (adjective)
  • Glaring in an angry, distracted, or wild manner (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.

  • Ill-conceived or totally impracticable (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "wild-eyed" in a sentence
  • "Instead of looking haggard, wild-eyed or deranged, these miners are shampooed, shaved and (shoe) shined."
  • "In the raging conflation of this world, President Barack Obama -- a centrist -- is portrayed as a wild-eyed Muslim running the land that we love into the ground like yesterday."
  • "It's pretty hard to avoid the Super Bowl, even though I'm not a wild-eyed sports fan."