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dreamy

adjective uk   /ˈdriː.mi/ us  
seeming to be in a dream and not paying attention to what is happening around you: She gets this dreamy expression on her face when she talks about food.Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoring very pleasant or attractive: The film opens with a dreamy shot of a sunset.old-fashioned He has these dreamy blue eyes.AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegantCausing pleasure
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