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wide-eyed

Synonyms of wide-eyed in English:

adjective

  • 1 the whole class was wide-eyed, glued to the television
    staring in amazement, goggle-eyed;
    agape, open-mouthed, tongue-tied, at a loss for words, speechless, dumbfounded, dumbstruck;
    British informal gobsmacked
  • 2 locals with tales to tell latch on to the wide-eyed visitor
    innocent, naive, impressionable, ingenuous, childlike, credulous, trusting, over-trusting, trustful, unsuspicious, unquestioning, unsuspecting, unguarded, unwary, simple, unsophisticated, inexperienced, raw, green, green as grass, jejune, gullible, easily taken in, easily deceived
    informal wet behind the ears, born yesterday
    [Antonyms] knowing, sophisticated
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