Too zealous in attitude or behavior: 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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