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I know I'm guilty of and I think a lot of people are guilty of sort of getting starry-eyed with love and sort of looking over the bad things and keep going and you don't really prepare for how much work marriage really is.
John Krasinski

Meaning of "starry-eyed" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF STARRY-EYED

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF STARRY-EYED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Starry-Eyed is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES STARRY-EYED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of starry-eyed in the English dictionary

The definition of starry-eyed in the dictionary is given to naive wishes, judgments, etc; full of unsophisticated optimism; gullible.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE STARRY-EYED

starred
starrier
starriest
starrily
starriness
starring
starring role
starry
starry ray
Stars and Bars
Stars and Stripes
starshine
starship
starspot
starstone
starstruck
start
start in
start off

WORDS THAT END LIKE STARRY-EYED

bleary-eyed
blue-eyed
bright-eyed
bug-eyed
clear-eyed
cross-eyed
eagle-eyed
eyed
four-eyed
glassy-eyed
goggle-eyed
green-eyed
misty-eyed
one-eyed
open-eyed
red-eyed
sad-eyed
sharp-eyed
slant-eyed
wide-eyed
wild-eyed

Synonyms and antonyms of starry-eyed in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «starry-eyed» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF STARRY-EYED

Find out the translation of starry-eyed to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of starry-eyed from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «starry-eyed» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不切实际的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

soñador
570 millions of speakers

English

starry-eyed
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तारों से जड़ा आंखों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يريء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мечтательный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sonhador
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তারকাখচিত নেত্রবিশিষ্ট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

idéaliste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bermata-mata
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

blauäugigen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

夢想的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

별이 빛나는 눈
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lintang-lintang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đầy sao mắt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விண்மீன்கள் ஐட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तारका नेत्रहीन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

parlak gözlü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

starry- eyed
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

błyszczących oczach
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мрійливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

visător
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έναστρου - eyed
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dromerig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

starry -eyed
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

blåøyde
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of starry-eyed

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «STARRY-EYED»

The term «starry-eyed» is regularly used and occupies the 73.112 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «STARRY-EYED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about starry-eyed

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3 QUOTES WITH «STARRY-EYED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word starry-eyed.
1
Robert Gottlieb
Paul Taylor's 'Offenbach Overtures' has lots of zip and charm, and its pair of dueling soldiers in red, who end up starry-eyed about each other while their disgusted seconds take up the quarrel, is nonstop funny.
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John Krasinski
I know I'm guilty of and I think a lot of people are guilty of sort of getting starry-eyed with love and sort of looking over the bad things and keep going and you don't really prepare for how much work marriage really is.
3
Thomas Mallon
I think that the worst form of naivete can be extreme cynicism. If you think that nobody comes to Washington to do any good whatsoever, that is almost as bad as being starry-eyed and thinking that they are all here to advance democracy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «STARRY-EYED»

Discover the use of starry-eyed in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to starry-eyed and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Starry-Eyed Cave Girl
Vertis Nephew. The Starry-Eyed Cave Girl Vertis Nephew Copyright © 2009 by Vertis Nephew. Library of Congress Control.
Vertis Nephew, 2009
2
Amy Peppercorn: Starry-Eyed and Screaming
He writes brilliantly about the pop world and the dangerous world of joyriding and police chases. This is a must-read.
John Brindley, 2003
3
Corinna, A-Maying the Apocalypse: Poems
Starry-Eyed. The homeless man is in love with me. I stand in his kissing distance, us breathing, the sky ceasing and increasing. (Ours will be a brimful, delicate, balancing-a-bowl-of-soup feeling.) Don't they say commuters are the mothers of ...
Darcie Dennigan, 2008
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Sippings from the Slipper of a Starry-Eyed Cynic
These are but samples of the ironical, cynical, and metaphorical black humor contained in this tome. It's a glimpse through the diaphanous layers of the author's imagination. It's an imagination of another time from another place.
Paul Patrick Rega, 2010
5
Starry-Eyed: 16 Stories that Steal the Spotlight
This collection of fictional short stories highlight the struggles, hopes, failures, and triumphs of young aspiring singers, dancers, actors, actresses, and performers.
Ted Michael, Josh Pultz, 2013
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The Ubiquity of Metaphor: Metaphor in Language and Thought
(Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche). The process of metaphor is initially emotive since, by referring to one object in terms of another ('a wooden face', 'starry-eyed'), one appears to be telling a lie; original metaphors are often dramatic and shocking in  ...
Wolf Paprotté, René Dirven, 1985
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Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
Starry /'stai.ri/ ® /'stair. i/ adjective lit by stars or shining like a star: a starry night/ sky Starry-eyed /stai.ri'aid/ adjective If a person is starry- eyed, they have a lot of thoughts and opinions which are unreasonably positive, so they do not ...
‎2008
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Tuff Stuff Professional Wrestling Field Guide: Legend and Lore
This historical guide gives collectors, historians and starry-eyed fans unmatched insight into more than 100 years of colorful and quirky monsters of the mat!
Kristian Pope, 2005
9
The Nuclear Deception: Nikita Khrushchev and the Cuban ...
Chapter. 11. Starry-eyed. Historians. VS. Hard-nosed. Spies. The past telescopes into the present. —James Jesus Angleton. The Cuban missile crisis continues to attract the attention of historians, the media and the general public.
Servando Gonzalez, 2002
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The Vietnam War: An Encyclopedia of Quotations
He then introduced himself by a name which would become a legendary one — though it was just another alias. He called himself Ho Chi Minh. . . . Ho Chi Minh, wrote Patti, "did not strike me as a starry-eyed revolutionary or a flaming radical, ...
Howard Langer, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «STARRY-EYED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term starry-eyed is used in the context of the following news items.
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David Cameron not 'starry-eyed' about Iranian regime
"We shouldn't be naive or starry-eyed in any way about the regime that we are dealing with. I am certainly not. I spoke to President Rouhani yesterday and said ... «Yahoo News UK, Jul 15»
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David Cameron says 'we have no starry-eyed naïvety' about Iran
"We absolutely have no starry-eyed naïvety about the Iranian regime; we know about the causes they support, the terrorist groups they have funded, the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Red Sox can get starry-eyed over pitchers
For the Boston Red Sox, one thing that the All-Star Game does is remind them and their fans how they don't have one of those accomplished starting pitchers ... «Comcast SportsNet Baltimore, Jul 15»
4
Why defeating ISIS with military might is starry eyed idealism
It's work that's usually dismissed as an exercise in starry-eyed, utopian idealism by a policy community dominated by the philosophy of nation states and ... «The Conversation US, Jul 15»
5
Obama gets starry-eyed over a Hubble telescope photo
What happens if you're the president of the United States and you see a really awesome space photo? You tweet about it, of course. President Barack Obama ... «Mashable, Jun 15»
6
Yet another starry-eyed tribute to Messi
As the world's leading (and only!) tea-timely satirical football email, The Fiver knows what it is like to be better than everyone else. People treat you with ... «The Guardian, May 15»
7
Blake Lively's Sheer Bodysuit Leaves Us Starry-Eyed
Blake Lively was covered in stars when she stepped out for the "Age of Adaline" premiere after-party in New York City Sunday night. Lively looked gorgeous in a ... «Huffington Post, Apr 15»
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IPL 8: Anything for Didi, says a starry-eyed Hrithik Roshan
Bollywood heart-throb Hrithik Roshan met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee before the opening ceremony of the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier ... «India Today, Apr 15»
9
Not Running for President: Elizabeth Warren Charms Starry-Eyed
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, the firebrand liberal, told her starry-eyed supporters once again that she would not run for president in 2016, even ... «New York Observer, Mar 15»
10
Starry-eyed hackers stuff Eurovision's voting app
The Eurovision Song Contest has been targeted by obsessed hackers who stuffed the voting ballots during the final qualifier song performance. Votes flooded ... «The Register, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Starry-Eyed [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/starry-eyed>. Oct 2019 ».
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