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overeager

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Pronunciation: /əʊvərˈiːɡə
 
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Definition of overeager in English:

adjective

Excessively eager: don’t be overeager to help they were encouraged by overeager lenders
More example sentences
  • More overeager obituaries are certain to follow.
  • They are overeager for copyright legislation and we were not big supporters of the war.
  • A player named Jesse is lamenting the work he put into his character last year, only to have been whacked out of the game inside of 10 minutes by an overeager combatant.

Derivatives

overeagerly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • It hurts like a dagger being thrown carelessly and overeagerly at me.
  • Artwork, used judiciously, can dress up a Web site or, used overeagerly, can bog it down.
  • Some Web designers overeagerly load their title tags with a dozen or more keyword phrases.

overeagerness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • It was a bit of overeagerness, maybe, and being a bit hot-tempered.
  • Ironically, what might be an overeagerness to avoid panicking citizens ends up insulting their intelligence or making them radically sceptical, even cynical, about official assurances.
  • With overeagerness now in check, Keegan is back on the program.

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