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starry-eyed

[stahr-ee-ahyd] /ˈstɑr iˌaɪd/
adjective
1.
overly romantic or idealistic:
He was a starry-eyed dreamer.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Examples for starry-eyed
  • 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.
  • Debtors continue to pursue their starry-eyed dream that the land is theirs and that they can develop it.
British Dictionary definitions for starry-eyed

starry-eyed

adjective
1.
given to naive wishes, judgments, etc; full of unsophisticated optimism; gullible
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