Definition of Overzealous

1. Adjective. Marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea. "Rabid isolationist"

Exact synonyms: Fanatic, Fanatical, Rabid
Similar to: Passionate
Derivative terms: Fanatic, Fanatism, Fanatic, Rabidity, Rabidness



Definition of Overzealous

1. a. Too zealous.

Definition of Overzealous

1. Adjective. Too zealous; too enthusiastic, determined; too fervent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overzealous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overzealous

overwrest
overwrested
overwrite
overwriter
overwriters
overwrites
overwriting
overwritten
overwrote
overwrought
overwroughtness
overyear
overyears
overyielding
overzeal
overzealous (current term)
overzealously
overzealousness
overzeals
ovest
ovi-
oviboses
ovibovine
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ovicaprid
ovicaprids
ovicapsule
ovicapsules
ovicell
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Literary usage of Overzealous

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1. Bismarck's Diplomacy at Its Zenith by Joseph Vincent Fuller (1922)
"Apparently settled in the spring, by midsummer it was once more set stirring through the overzealous activity of Prince Alexander. ..."

2. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
"In its desire to make a record and please its master, the public, it may go too far, create friction by an overzealous adherence to a hard-and-fast policy. ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly (1889)
"The proper conditions being given for the development of the disease—generally a congregation composed mainly of young women—any fanatic or overzealous ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1889)
"The proper conditions being given for the development of the ise—generally a congregation composed mainly of young women—any fanatic or overzealous priest ..."

5. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... make a hobby of. be overzealous for, be fanatical about, ... Impassioned: overzealous, fanatical: excitable, Inflammable; ..."

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