One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the whole class was wide-eyed, glued to the television’
staring in amazement, goggle-eyed
agape, open-mouthed, tongue-tied, at a loss for words, speechless, dumbfounded, dumbstruck
surprised, amazed, astonished, astounded, stunned, staggered, thunderstruck, aghast, stupefied, dazed, taken aback, shocked, shell-shocked, in shock, nonplussed
informal flabbergasted, bowled over
British informal gobsmacked
2‘locals with tales to tell latch on to the wide-eyed visitor’
innocent, naive, impressionable, ingenuous, childlike, credulous, trusting, over-trusting, trustful, unsuspicious, unquestioning, unsuspecting, unguarded, unwary, simple, unsophisticated, inexperienced, raw, green, green as grass, jejune, gullible, easily taken in, easily deceived
informal wet behind the ears, born yesterday
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