Related formso·ver·zeal·ous·ly, adverbo·ver·zeal·ous·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for overzealous
And an overzealous medical professional, hoping to safeguard against malpractice, can also be a cause of unneeded procedure.
What you least desire can happen, particularly when the passion of a goal results in overzealous actions.Presidents Never Can Seem to Learn to Stop Overreaching|Stuart Stevens|November 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Both McCauley and the glowing plant team worry that overzealous regulation could kill the nascent DIY Bio movement.
An overzealous (and yes, probably liberal) IRS lawyer overreacted to this flood of applications.
He was viewed as an overzealous evangelical Christian who at least was tough on crime, and kept the guerrillas in check.Trial of an American Ally: Ghosts of Foreign Policy Past in Guatemala|Constantino Diaz-Duran|March 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The proceeding was promptly disavowed and the overzealous official recalled.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|Grover Cleveland
Such are the facts which overzealous persons have magnified into permanent scenes.
Overzealous culturists usually like to turn things around, but revolving cliffs are not in the natural order of things.The Fern Lover's Companion|George Henry Tilton
What else can Simon think but that his friend was killed by some overzealous protector of mine?The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea
Overzealous would-be almoners of desired bounties press special claims with deferential yet impertinent persistence.Oswald Langdon|Carson Jay Lee