dewy-eyed


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dew·y-eyed

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

dewy-eyed

adj
naive, innocent, or trusting, esp in a romantic or childlike way

dew′y-eyed`



adj.
innocent and trusting.
[1935–40]
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"
Translations

dewy-eyed

[ˈdjuːɪˈaɪd] ADJ (= innocent) → ingenuo

dewy-eyed

adj (= innocent, naive)naiv; (= trusting)vertrauensselig; to go or get all dewy-eyedfeuchte Augen bekommen

dewy-eyed

[ˈdjuːɪˈaɪd] adj (innocent) → innocente
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