dewy-eyed


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dew·y-eyed

(do͞o′ē-īd′, dyo͞o′-)
adj.
Innocent; naive.
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dewy-eyed

adj
naive, innocent, or trusting, esp in a romantic or childlike way
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dew′y-eyed`



adj.
innocent and trusting.
[1935–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dewy-eyed - exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity; "childlike trust"; "dewy-eyed innocence"; "listened in round-eyed wonder"
naif, naive - marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience; "a teenager's naive ignorance of life"; "the naive assumption that things can only get better"; "this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances"
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Translations

dewy-eyed

[ˈdjuːɪˈaɪd] ADJ (= innocent) → ingenuo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

dewy-eyed

adj (= innocent, naive)naiv; (= trusting)vertrauensselig; to go or get all dewy-eyedfeuchte Augen bekommen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

dewy-eyed

[ˈdjuːɪˈaɪd] adj (innocent) → innocente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
And yet it is not Flora at all, thought John; Flora was slender, and timid, and of changing colour, and dewy-eyed; and had Flora such an Edinburgh accent?
Dewy-eyed worshippers knew then 1,400 years of ecclesiastical history had ended at Inchinnan Parish Church on the banks of the River Black Cart.
However there is another significant milestone for us to get all dewy-eyed over - it's exactly 30 years this year since Glenn McCrory became Tyneside's one and only world boxing champion.
He said the envoy would "very much go along with the line America First", adding: "This isn't some sort of dewy-eyed, soft, romantic vision of aspecial relationship that he is trying to kindle for historic reasons."
The observation can be verified by perusing two exhibits, 'Dewy-Eyed Jinnah' (inkjet print on canvas) and 'Revolving Coin' (one rupee coin mounted on a clock).
Throughout the story, Maryam's character goes through a drastic transformation, from a dewy-eyed, sweet girl, who has not yet found her voice, to the woman who is ready to take control of her life.
Dewy-eyed couples planning to tie the knot in the nation's capital have been doused with cold reality: the courthouse office that issues marriage licenses is closed.
Uncle Drew is an amiable journey of self-discovery that doesn't deviate from a well-trodden path of cliches and dewy-eyed sentimentality.
No dewy-eyed first dance or romantic cake-cutting for him.
So from me no dewy-eyed emotional spasm about the EU.
We still search for them, still believe they will come back to us smelling of burnt peaches and baby's breath, fresh and dewy-eyed, unharmed and happy, we still pray they will come to us in the night.
They are the catacombs of the marketing killing fields and the bleak, neon-lit suburban morgues where unclaimed cadavers lie, unlikely to be remembered except for that moment of lucidity when you suddenly get all dewy-eyed and nostalgic about past glories.