overeager

adjective
over·​ea·​ger | \ ˌō-vər-ˈē-gər How to pronounce overeager (audio) \

Definition of overeager

: excessively eager an overeager look in her eyes overeager young fans offered him anything they could find to autograph …— Joe Coscarelli During the Gold Rush, overeager miners actually dug up city streets in search of placer gold deposits.— Lora J. Finnegan

Other Words from overeager

overeagerly adverb
… its forthright portrait of a needy man, overeagerly pushing for his chance of happiness … — Mark Shenton
overeagerness noun
What troubles me is the overeagerness to weigh in with the male side of every women's issue … — Letty Cottin Pogrebin

First Known Use of overeager

1575, in the meaning defined above

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“Overeager.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overeager. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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overeager

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of overeager

chiefly US : too eager

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