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

Examples of overenthusiasm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The researchers are quick to tap the brakes on any overenthusiasm. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, 24 Sep. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overenthusiasm was in 1842

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“Overenthusiasm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overenthusiasm. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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