from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Innocent; naive.
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- adj. Having eyes with a moist, glistening appearance, especially as indicating that one is on the verge of crying or that one is experiencing strong emotions.
- adj. Naive or innocent in the manner of a child.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity
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No wonder that in the movies he is inevitably played by gleaming, dewy-eyed hunks like Henry Fonda, James Garner, Kurt Russell and Kevin Costner—he's the Platonic ideal of virtuous beefcake.
Both King and Snyder eschew the vampire as dashing sophisticate or dewy-eyed romantic ( "King hates 'Twilight' more than I do," Snyder notes).
Their story was the basis for a recent straight-to-DVD ditty, called "Little Ashes," staring Robert Pattinson, who took time off from his "Twilight" duties to play a dewy-eyed, leaden-lipped Salvador Dal í.
He has the entire arsenal of film-making at his disposal, but can't seem to snap out of a now-habitual mode of vitality-erasing, dewy-eyed affectation.
Kinard, a Casey Affleck lookalike, provides an unsettling mixture of dewy-eyed sincerity and barely concealed insanity – he both attracts with his charm but repels with his odd demands, creating a wonderfully enigmatic personality.
In traveling to the homes of famous writers, he wanted to re-create, if not re-enact, the rather breathless and dewy-eyed excursions of Victorian tourists through the English countryside.
By this time, the dewy-eyed idealists had long since fled the CPUSA, a wholly owned Soviet subsidiary.
They were fine for dewy-eyed kids and paunchy, middle-aged liberals to whom his biography was a lure and not a problem.
The two steal away, but in the end, Monroe, ever the sad soul, must leave her dewy-eyed friend and return to being a movie star.
Now, before we get too dewy-eyed about GMTV, let's acknowledge it was not the programme it had once been.