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.

starry-eyed

adj
given to naive wishes, judgments, etc; full of unsophisticated optimism; gullible

star′ry-eyed`



adj.
overly romantic or idealistic.
[1900–05]
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"

starry-eyed

adjective
Not compatible with reality:
Translations

starry-eyed

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

starry-eyed

adj idealistromantisch, blauäugig; (= naively trusting)arglos, blauäugig; to go all starry-eyedglänzende Augen kriegen

starry-eyed

[ˌstɑːrɪˈaɪd] adj (idealistic, gullible) → ingenuo/a; (from wonder) → meravigliato/a; (from love) → perdutamente innamorato/a
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