wild-eyed

[wahyld-ahyd]
adjective
1.
having an angry, insane, or distressed expression in the eyes.
2.
extremely irrational, senseless, or radical: a wild-eyed scheme.

Origin:
1810–20

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

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Example sentences
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.
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