1Having one’s eyes wide open as a result of surprise, fear, etc.
- 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.
staring in amazement, goggle-eyed;
surprised, amazed, astonished, astounded, stunned, staggered, thunderstruck, aghast, stupefied, dazed, taken aback, shocked, shell-shocked, in shock, nonplussed
British informal gobsmacked
1.1Inexperienced; innocent: 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.
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
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