Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having very large, round, prominent eyes.

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  • adjective Having round, wide-open eyes, naturally or from an expression of fear, astonishment, etc.

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  • adjective having large round wide-open eyes

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Examples

  • Mrs Bachmann was called a "saucer-eyed looney tune" by the liberal Huffington Post blog, while Rolling Stone magazine referred to her as "almost certainly the funniest thing that has ever happened to American presidential politics" and depicted her with a wild-eyed caricature.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The first two are adorably cute, saucer-eyed pups, the third a rather straggly and unprepossessing mongrel.

    The Hard Sell: Thinkbox.tv

  • She was deep in conversation for much of the dinner with teenage actress Thora Birch, then the saucer-eyed sensation of movies like American Beauty.

    Phil Bronstein: Elizabeth Taylor's Passion

  • He is somewhere amongst the accelerated civilians who lean off the balconies that line cobbled streets and throw confetti into the gray jerky air from which emanates streams of bubbles and smears and other perturbations that run across the surface of the footage and create strange holes in the endless celebration of the arrival of saucer-eyed doughboys from the front.

    Memory Theater

  • She was deep in conversation for much of the dinner with teenage actress Thora Birch, then the saucer-eyed sensation of movies like American Beauty.

    Phil Bronstein: Elizabeth Taylor's Passion

  • With its wildly outsized fender flares, saucer-eyed round headlamps, squat fuselage, tapering roofline and curiously latent, not-quite-formed rear contours, the Juke looks like a Nissan Murano at the larval stage.

    Nissan's Jazzy Juke, Imperfect on Purpose

  • "I really feel like I'm in love with Gavin," Carrie tells us, breathless, saucer-eyed, staring demonically out of the window of the Côte D'azur mansion/holding pen.

    The Bachelor: Grace Dent's TV OD

  • She was deep in conversation for much of the dinner with teenage actress Thora Birch, then the saucer-eyed sensation of movies like American Beauty.

    Phil Bronstein: Elizabeth Taylor's Passion

  • Nissan With its wildly outsized fender flares, saucer-eyed round headlamps, squat fuselage, tapering roofline and curiously latent, not-quite-formed rear contours, the Juke looks like a Nissan Murano at the larval stage.

    Purposely and Deliberately Imperfect

  • She was deep in conversation for much of the dinner with teenage actress Thora Birch, then the saucer-eyed sensation of movies like American Beauty.

    Phil Bronstein: Elizabeth Taylor's Passion

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