red-eyed (comparative more red-eyed, superlative most red-eyed)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see red,‎ eyed.
  2. Having the eyelids reddened, e.g. by tears or lack of sleep.
    They were very red-eyed after playing video-games for 72 hours straight.
    • 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, chapter III, in Nobody, New York, N.Y.: George H[enry] Doran Company, published 1915, OCLC 40817384:
      She was frankly disappointed. For some reason she had thought to discover a burglar of one or another accepted type—either a dashing cracksman in full-blown evening dress, lithe, polished, pantherish, or a common yegg, a red-eyed, unshaven burly brute in the rags and tatters of a tramp.

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