Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having wide-open, innocent-appearing eyes.
  • adjective Credulous and unsophisticated; naive.

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  • adjective With the eyes wide open, so as to appear childishly innocent.

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Examples

  • It's the musical equivalent of a tiny, month-old kitten looking at you doe-eyed.

    Joseph Patterson: Ten Grime Tracks of the Last Decade

  • Three weeks after opening, despite tens of hundreds of thousands of dollars in radio, television, and newspaper advertising, and a big promotion by a "shocked" and doe-eyed Oprah who never imagined how poorly some schools were performing, the movie remains in limited release at a few theaters, mostly in Manhattan.

    Alan Singer: No Longer Waiting for "Superman"

  • That said, let us not ignore the violent and hypocritical rhetoric of Hamas, and while they are certainly the underdog, they are far from the doe-eyed innocents they would like everyone to see them as.

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  • It's the musical equivalent of a tiny, month-old kitten looking at you doe-eyed.

    Joseph Patterson: Ten Grime Tracks of the Last Decade

  • It was a mix between a doe-eyed pinup princess with platinum blond curls and a tattooed rockabilly girl who had a, shall we say, strange obsession with spiders.

    My Fair Wedding

  • She's petite, button-nosed, doe-eyed, with a boyish thatching of short hair flopped over her forehead.

    Oscars: Inside the Vanity Fair party after the awards

  • Wouldn't it be wonderfully cathartic if all it took to tame that doe-eyed, imbecilic half-man -- not Charlie Sheen, we're talking about the child character Jake -- was someone who took the time to sit down with him and treat him like a German Shepard about to be euthanized?

    Hulu.com: Retaining the Sheen: The Worst Possible Two and a Half Men Replacements

  • Wouldn't it be wonderfully cathartic if all it took to tame that doe-eyed, imbecilic half-man -- not Charlie Sheen, we're talking about the child character Jake -- was someone who took the time to sit down with him and treat him like a German Shepard about to be euthanized?

    Hulu.com: Retaining the Sheen: The Worst Possible Two and a Half Men Replacements

  • Three weeks after opening, despite tens of hundreds of thousands of dollars in radio, television, and newspaper advertising, and a big promotion by a "shocked" and doe-eyed Oprah who never imagined how poorly some schools were performing, the movie remains in limited release at a few theaters, mostly in Manhattan.

    Alan Singer: No Longer Waiting for "Superman"

  • His dating habits had been filler for gossip writers, who could always fill a hole in their columns with the latest doe-eyed model or voluptuous actress seen on his arm at the cancer ball or Kennedy Center awards.

    O: A Presidential Novel

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  • in reference to hash browns, served with chunks of venison.

    September 22, 2009