Definition of wide-eyed in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwīd ˌīd/


1Having one’s eyes wide open in amazement.
Example sentences
  • The girl rejected for her admittedly rather lackluster braiding skills opened her mouth in wide-eyed surprise.
  • Kutcher is wide-eyed, mouth hanging open, for the entire film.
  • Ericka looked back to me in wide-eyed surprise.
surprised, flabbergasted, amazed, astonished, astounded, stunned, staggered, goggle-eyed, pop-eyed, open-mouthed, dumbstruck;
enthralled, fascinated, gripped
1.1Innocent: a wide-eyed country boy
More example sentences
  • Eddie is an innocent, naïve and wide-eyed security guard inadvertently caught up in Gary and Frank's plans.
  • I've been trying to come up with a term to describe that particular wide-eyed look of false innocence that co-workers flash at you when you approach their desks.
  • A wide-eyed innocent, he longs to captain his own vessel and wed his true love, Mercedes.

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Syllabification: wide-eyed

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