dewy-eyed dewy-eyed

Definition(s):

  • (adj) exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Out went the uninflected blah blah; in rushed the dewy-eyed rah rah.
  2. Real old-timers who tuned in to the charade might have gone dewy-eyed in reminiscence of Depression days.
  3. The red-lipped, white-helmeted girl on the jacket looks like a dewy-eyed deb on safari; actually, the heroine is a medical missionary in her 40s.

News

  • When Peter Rabbit goes bad

    When Peter first made his appearance on area lawns, not many of us took notice. The thrill of a little wildlife in the yard was exciting and everybody loved the dewy-eyed innocence of a bunny placidly nosing about.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Boulder Daily Camera

Quotes

  1. "Lincoln was no dewy-eyed do-gooder," Mooney said.
    on Jan 19, 2009 By: Chris Mooney Source: Bloomington Pantagraph

  2. "She's dewy-eyed and overcome by love," Gilbert explains, shrugging. "Not my kind of guy."
    on Jan 22, 2010 By: Elizabeth Gilbert Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

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