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Definition of "overzealous" []

  • Excessively enthusiastic: overzealous movie fans; an overzealous manager. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "overzealous" in a sentence
  • "Asri Zainul Abidin has cultivated strong support among young people in the Muslim-majority country for criticizing what he called overzealous efforts by Islamic officials to clamp down on immoral behavior."
  • "Part of it, too, is frankly to reign in overzealous creativity."
  • "That you think that’s hateful and overzealous is just, I don’t know, kinda hateful and overzealous."