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overzealous

[oh-ver-zel-uh s] /ˈoʊ vərˈzɛl əs/
adjective
1.
too zealous:
overzealous for reform.
Origin of overzealous
1625-1635
1625-35; over- + zealous
Related forms
overzealously, adverb
overzealousness, noun
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overzealous

/ˌəʊvəˈzɛləs/
adjective
1.
excessively zealous
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Word Origin and History for overzealous
adj.

also over-zealous, 1630s, from over- + zealous. Related: Overzealously; overzealousness.

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