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wild-eyed

[wahyld-ahyd] /ˈwaɪldˌaɪd/
adjective
1.
having an angry, insane, or distressed expression in the eyes.
2.
extremely irrational, senseless, or radical:
a wild-eyed scheme.
Origin of wild-eyed
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • Yes, and barefooted, wild-eyed and untaught, but suffering—and such suffering!

    Tess of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • She found Luke wild-eyed and excited, brandishing an evening paper.

    The Gorgeous Girl Nalbro Bartley
  • But only think of dancing with lunatics—and such ugly ones too—and being held by the buttonhole by some wild-eyed ancient mariner.

    The Night Side of London J. Ewing Ritchie
  • She was wild-eyed, and she shuddered when the express made its debilitating drop.

  • She is a wild-eyed jade, no doubt, with disordered locks and a babbling tongue.

    A Padre in France George A. Birmingham
British Dictionary definitions for wild-eyed

wild-eyed

adjective
1.
glaring in an angry, distracted, or wild manner
2.
ill-conceived or totally impracticable
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