overenthusiasm

noun over·en·thu·si·asm \ ˌō-vər-in-ˈthü-zē-ˌa-zəm , -en- also -ˈthyü- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overenthusiasm

plural overenthusiasms
: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


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