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1 looking as though you are thinking about something pleasant rather than what is happening around you:
a dreamy smile
2 someone who is dreamy has a good imagination but is not very practical:
He was an artist, not particularly tidy, too dreamy to match her ways.
3 pleasant, peaceful and relaxing:
The windows cast a dreamy light in the room.
4 informal very attractive and desirable:
a book of dreamy chocolate recipes
dreaminess noun [uncountable]

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