Adjective "wide-eyed" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌwʌɪdˈʌɪd/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Having one's eyes wide open as a result of surprise, fear, etc.
  1. 'Myst stared in wide-eyed wonder at the open blue sky and the wind cutting through the tall grasses.'
  2. 'Hannah assumed her position in front of the choir, and looked over at Mr. Wyden with wide-eyed fear.'
  3. 'a wide-eyed country boy'
  4. '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.'
  5. 'Her wide-eyed innocence and a remarkable number of overcoats help her through her poorly written role.'

Definitions

adjective

1. with the eyes open wide, as in amazement, innocence, or sleeplessness.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be wide-eyed over shoulders."

"people can be wide-eyed in hats."

"people can be wide-eyed in coats."

"people can be wide-eyed."

"people/places/organizations can be wide-eyed."

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