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1. Having bulging eyes.
2. Amazed; astonished: popeyed with wonder.
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1. having bulging prominent eyes
2. staring in astonishment; amazed
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marked by bulging, staring eyes.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.popeyed - with eyes or mouth open in surprise
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
surprised - taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment; "surprised by her student's ingenuity"; "surprised that he remembered my name"; "a surprised expression"
2.popeyed - having bulging eyes
eyed - having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination; "a peacock's eyed feathers"; "red-eyed"
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[ˈpɒpˌaɪd] adjcon gli occhi sbarrati
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