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Definition of "wide-eyed" []

  • Having the eyes completely opened, as in wonder. (adjective)
  • Innocent; credulous. (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 "wide-eyed" in a sentence
  • "This girl is totally at ease surrounded by crowds and bright lights but still manages an expression of wide-eyed innocence."
  • "Miss Middleton appears to be baring her teeth, while Prince William is looking on with an expression of wide-eyed surprise."
  • "I am deeply humbled by the wide-eyed 15-year-old I met named Judith, who walks two hours a day to school, often on an empty stomach, because education is at the core of her existence after her mother died in the earthquake."