overzealous

[oh-ver-zel-uhs]
adjective
too zealous: overzealous for reform.

Origin:
1625–35; over- + zealous

overzealously, adverb
overzealousness, noun
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overzealous (ˌəʊvəˈzɛləs)
 
adj
excessively zealous

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overzealous
1630s, from over + zealous (q.v.).
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Example sentences
Let us not punish these companies and there customers by over zealous regulation.
The regulator did not know enough to regulate effectively and efficiently and now have become over zealous.
These dogs were showing no signs of aggression, but might have met up with a over zealous shotgun due to their powerful presence.
Over zealous exercise of expansive and ill-defined regulatory powers would quickly descend into the realm of the ludicrous.
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