wild-eyed

wild-eyed
adjective
1. appearing extremely agitated (Freq. 2)
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crowded the wild-eyed animals into a truck

Similar to: ↑agitated
2. not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic
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as quixotic as a restoration of medieval knighthood

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a romantic disregard for money

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a wild-eyed dream of a world state

Syn: ↑quixotic, ↑romantic
Similar to: ↑impractical
Derivationally related forms: ↑romanticism (for: ↑romantic), ↑romance (for: ↑romantic)

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ adjective
1. : appearing or being furious or raving

a wild-eyed and frantic young man, pale, dishevelled, and palpitating, burst into the room — A. Conan Doyle

2. : consisting of or favoring extreme political or social measures : radical, visionary

a wild-eyed internationalist dream of a world state — A.H.Vandenberg †1951

wild-eyed reformers and rubble theorists — Gordon Merrick

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/wuyld"uyd'/, adj.
1. having an angry, insane, or distressed expression in the eyes.
2. extremely irrational, senseless, or radical: a wild-eyed scheme.
[1810-20]

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wild-eyedˈ adjective
1. Looking angrily distressed or distracted
2. (of an idea or plan) unrealistic, impracticable
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Main Entry:wild

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wild-eyed UK [ˌwaɪld ˈaɪd] US adjective
someone who is wild-eyed looks very angry or frightened
Thesaurus: words used to describe facial expressionshyponym

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wild-eyed «WYLD YD», adjective.
1. having wild eyes; staring wildly or angrily.
2. Figurative. senseless; irrational: »

wild-eyed bigots, wild-eyed notions.

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adj. (of a person or animal) with an expression of panic or desperation in their eyes
figurative emotionally volatile, typically fearful or desperate

wild-eyed zealots

senseless or impractical

a wild-eyed fantasy

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/ˈwajəldˈaıd/ adj
1 : having a wild expression in the eyes : looking dangerous or out of control

a wild-eyed criminal

2 : very extreme or wild

wild-eyed schemes/theories


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