Is a "wide-eyed" description just for someone with wide eyes, or is there another meaning?
I've read that a person is "wide eyed," is there another meaning for that description?
- Aron RLv 41 decade agoFavourite answer
This expression is a US (and perhaps beyond) idiom. It means to look at something intensely - in wonder, as a child might, or in fright or excitement:
The idea behind this expression is that one has fixated one's gaze on something, with eyes wide, wide open, barely even blinking, because it is so remarkable, interesting, or scary. If you were to see an actual UFO landing in front of you, for instance, you might be "wide-eyed."
- 4 years ago
Being raised Roman Catholic but going to public school and seeing other options and opinions in the world I too have my eyes opened. What I once thought was the "only religion and way" has me thinking twice. Now I believe God judges hearts, not man-made social dogma and opinion. So yes I would definitely thank others for opening my eyes and making me see a further truth out there (that I'm still searching). = ) Awesome question.
- papawLv 71 decade ago
Two possible other meanings, and they're almost opposite:
1) Wild-eyed - naive, gullible, in awe, amazed at what's going on
2) Wide-eyed: well-informed, knowledgeable, aware of what's going on
- junk bikeLv 51 decade ago
Sometimes it means a person has enthusiasm, or anticipation. It depends on the context.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
It could mean that the person is shocked, or excited. Like when you see something amazing and your eyes get huge, like saucers.
- aidaLv 71 decade ago
It suggests that the person is innocent and naive.