Origin of enthusiastic
Examples from the Web for overenthusiastic
I guess we can call this unfortunate, overenthusiastic, whatever.Michael Tomasky: Stop the Obama ‘Enemies List’ GOP Lies|Michael Tomasky|June 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Any public relations man was overenthusiastic by nature, in Randolph's estimation.Prologue to an Analogue|Leigh Richmond
I've been hearing some disquieting reports about some of the overenthusiastic bullyboys on your team.Subversive|Dallas McCord Reynolds
For some reason or other Ruskin was not overenthusiastic over Amiens.Vanished Halls and Cathedrals of France|George Warton Edwards
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.