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[wahyld-ahyd] /ˈwaɪldˌaɪd/
having an angry, insane, or distressed expression in the eyes.
extremely irrational, senseless, or radical:
a wild-eyed scheme.
Origin of wild-eyed
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for wild-eyed
  • No independent observers share this wild-eyed optimism.
  • Its champions often seem wild-eyed or romantic, or driven by old resentments, or detached from economic reality.
  • Others will predictably cast any discussion as the opening salvo in a wild-eyed scheme to take away everybody's guns.
  • The stated rationale is to preserve everyone's ability to throw out wild-eyed ideas.
  • Because wild-eyed optimists once said technology would change everything, it must have changed nothing.
  • Overall, the wild-eyed, risk-taking combination players kept their distinguishing weapons out of sight.
  • He is the wild-eyed doctor who permits the project leader to die by refusing to give him a simple injection.
  • Some of the exhibited works are ideas for recognizable production cars, others for wild-eyed concepts.
  • At its funeral, wild-eyed mourners spy signs of life.
  • There are no wild-eyed wizards with perfection potions.
British Dictionary definitions for wild-eyed


glaring in an angry, distracted, or wild manner
ill-conceived or totally impracticable
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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