overly romantic or idealistic: He was a starry-eyed dreamer.

1900–05 Unabridged
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given to naive wishes, judgments, etc; full of unsophisticated optimism; gullible

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Example sentences
Starry-eyed fans fill convention halls and sports arenas to hear success
  secrets from business and motivational speakers.
For every starry-eyed aspirant who succeeds, another dozen slouch off broken,
  physically as well as financially.
Starry-eyed airplane builders set up shop and tested new designs.
Pursuing these goals is not an act of starry-eyed idealism or blind allegiance
  to principle.
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