- full of or characterized by enthusiasm; ardent: He seems very enthusiastic about his role in the play.
Origin of enthusiastic
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Examples from the Web for overenthusiastic
I guess we can call this unfortunate, overenthusiastic, whatever.Michael Tomasky: Stop the Obama ‘Enemies List’ GOP Lies
June 19, 2012
For some reason or other Ruskin was not overenthusiastic over Amiens.Vanished Halls and Cathedrals of France
George Warton Edwards
I've been hearing some disquieting reports about some of the overenthusiastic bullyboys on your team.Subversive
Dallas McCord Reynolds
Any public relations man was overenthusiastic by nature, in Randolph's estimation.Prologue to an Analogue
- excessively enthusiastic
- filled with or motivated by enthusiasm; fanatical; keen
Word Origin and History for overenthusiastic
c.1600, "pertaining to possession by a deity," from Greek enthousiastikos "inspired," from enthousiazein (see enthusiasm). Meaning "pertaining to irrational delusion in religion" is from 1690s. The main modern sense, in reference to feelings or persons, "intensely eager, rapturous," is from late 18c. Related: Enthusiastically.