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wide-eyed

American English: /ˈwaɪd ˌaɪd/
British English: /ˌwʌɪdˈʌɪd/

adjective

  • 1 (innocent, naive) he looked at her wide-eyed
    la miró con cara de inocente
    a couple of wide-eyed peasants
    un par de campesinos ingenuos
    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.
  • 2 (surprised, shocked) he stared at her in wide-eyed amazement
    se quedó mirándola boquiabierto or con ojos como platos
    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.
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