- with the eyes sparkling in a glow of happiness, dreams, wonder, romance, etc.
- impractical, unrealistic, overly optimistic, etc.: a starry-eyed reformer
(comparative more starry-eyed, superlative most starry-eyed)
- Describing one who has naÃ¯vely optimistic hopes or outlooks.
- He was so starry-eyed when he started, but reality ground him down, and he became both more realistic and more practical.