Starry-eyed Definition

stärē-īd
adjective
Having a naively enthusiastic, overoptimistic, or romantic view; unrealistic.
A starry-eyed reformer.
American Heritage
With the eyes sparkling in a glow of happiness, dreams, wonder, romance, etc.
Webster's New World
Impractical, unrealistic, overly optimistic, etc.
A starry-eyed reformer.
Webster's New World

Describing one who has naïvely 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.
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