overeager

adjective over·ea·ger \ ˌō-vər-ˈē-gər \

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

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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