Definition of overzealous in English:


Line breaks: over|zeal¦ous
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈzɛləs


  • Too zealous in one’s attitude or behaviour: he’s been overzealous in handing out parking tickets
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    • Nor is it a charge made possible by the Patriot Act, a simple overzealous attempt to keep America safe.
    • Shoppers are driven away by overzealous parking attendants, ever increasing charges for parking, no improvement in shopping facilities.
    • It's brilliant to see people reacting with this gentle, exasperated humour rather than resorting to hateful tirades and overzealous flag flying.

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