Starry-eyed meaning

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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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Having a naively enthusiastic, overoptimistic, or romantic view; unrealistic.

A starry-eyed reformer.

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With the eyes sparkling in a glow of happiness, dreams, wonder, romance, etc.
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Impractical, unrealistic, overly optimistic, etc.

A starry-eyed reformer.

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