overzealous

[ oh-ver-zel-uhs ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈzɛl əs /

adjective

too zealous: overzealous for reform.

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Origin of overzealous

First recorded in 1625–35; over- + zealous

OTHER WORDS FROM overzealous

o·ver·zeal·ous·ly, adverbo·ver·zeal·ous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overzealous

overzealous
/ (ˌəʊvəˈzɛləs) /

adjective

excessively zealous
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