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1. Charm or attractiveness that stems from celebrity and tends to forestall criticism: "The relative unknowns ... bring enough style [to the musical] to make up for any perceived lack of stardust" (Charles Isherwood).
2. A dreamlike, romantic, or uncritical sense of well-being.
a. Dust formed in very hot gasses ejected from stellar atmospheres or in supernova explosions.
b. A cluster of stars too distant to be seen individually, resembling a dimly luminous cloud of dust. Not in scientific use.
c. Minute particles of matter that fall to Earth from the stars. Not in scientific use.
have stardust in (one's) eyes
To be uncritically or unrealistically optimistic.
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1. (Astronomy) dusty material found between the stars
2. a large number of distant stars appearing to the observer as a cloud of dust
3. a dreamy romantic or sentimental quality or feeling
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or star′ dust`,
1. (not in technical use) a mass of distant stars appearing as tiny particles of dust.
2. a naively romantic quality.
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