starry-eyed


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star·ry-eyed

(stär′ē-īd′)
adj.
Having a naively enthusiastic, overoptimistic, or romantic view; unrealistic: a starry-eyed reformer.
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starry-eyed

adj
given to naive wishes, judgments, etc; full of unsophisticated optimism; gullible
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star′ry-eyed`



adj.
overly romantic or idealistic.
[1900–05]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.starry-eyed - unrealistically or naively optimistic; "a starry-eyed reformer"; "starry-eyed idealism"
optimistic - expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds; "in an optimistic mood"; "optimistic plans"; "took an optimistic view"
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starry-eyed

adjective
Not compatible with reality:
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Translations

starry-eyed

[ˈstɑːrɪˈaɪd] ADJ (= idealistic) → idealista, ingenuo; (= in love) → sentimentaloide
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

starry-eyed

adj idealistromantisch, blauäugig; (= naively trusting)arglos, blauäugig; to go all starry-eyedglänzende Augen kriegen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

starry-eyed

[ˌstɑːrɪˈaɪd] adj (idealistic, gullible) → ingenuo/a; (from wonder) → meravigliato/a; (from love) → perdutamente innamorato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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