overzealous overzealous  /ˌoʊ vər ˈzɛ ləs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Now, sometimes zealous becomes a code word for overzealous, and I don't want to be overzealous.
  2. Supporters from both campaigns will get overzealous.
  3. It may also encourage excesses by overzealous prosecutors.

News

  1. Portlandia' renewed

    The hit cable TV show "Portlandia" is coming back for two more seasons of comedy that lovingly skewers overzealous progressives, hipsters and folks who go to extremes to live sustainable lives.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

  2. PennDOT to pay for tree removal

    PennDOT representatives have agreed to remove dozens of Broad Avenue trees damaged last week by what some called overzealous pruning, city officials said at a Wednesday council meeting.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Altoona Mirror

  3. Cuccinelli’s office labels emails 'overzealous' but ethical

    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s office has labeled a staffer’s emails to gas company lawyers fighting Southwest Virginia landowners in court as “overzealous,” but maintains that the relationship was ethical.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bristol Herald Courier

Quotes

  1. "I think that, as Hillary said, our supporters, our staff get overzealous," Obama said. "They start saying things that I would not say."
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: NDTV.com

  2. "I wouldn't call it dirty driving, but it was a bit aggressive," Hamlin said. "Juan had the fastest car and he would have taken the lead sooner or later. He was overzealous."
    on Mar 4, 2007 By: Denny Hamlin Source: SI.com

  3. "We shouldn't be overzealous and put words into the mouth of the president-elect that he didn't say," Sikorski said.
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Radek Sikorski Source: FOXNews

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