over·​en·​thu·​si·​asm | \ ˌō-vər-in-ˈthü-zē-ˌa-zəm How to pronounce overenthusiasm (audio) , -en- also -ˈthyü- \
plural overenthusiasms

Definition of overenthusiasm

: an excess of enthusiasm And as someone who has known him since he was a freshman at Michigan, his overenthusiasm does not surprise me. This is a guy who would leap from his seat at a pizza joint and scream, "PEPPERONI! YES!"— Mitch Albom … prices in early 2000 were well above this norm. When investor overenthusiasm evaporated, so did a lot of this value.— Jay Bryan Sampling the dishes was fun and, apart from a slight overenthusiasm for covering things in batter, each was very tasty.— Emma Pinch … repeatedly displays an overenthusiasm for long quotes …— L. Kenna … we must not be misled by the overenthusiasms of current fashions.— D. J. Hand

First Known Use of overenthusiasm

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Overenthusiasm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overenthusiasm. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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