dew·y (dē, dyē)
adj. dew·i·er, dew·i·est
1. Moist with or as if with dew: dewy grass in early morning.
2. Accompanied by dew: a dewy morning.
3. Suggestive of the freshness or purity of dew, as in innocence or naiveté: the dewy outlook of youth.
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