overenthusiastic

adjective over·en·thu·si·as·tic \ ˌō-vər-in-ˌthü-zē-ˈa-stik , -en- also -ˌthyü- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overenthusiastic

:having or showing an excessive degree of enthusiasm :overly enthusiastic
  • … was minding his own business at a computer conference when an apparently overenthusiastic fan gave him a kind of bear hug around the neck, which wrenched some vertebrae …
  • —Ron Rosenbaum and Marissa Martinelli
  • Indeed, he thinks many in the press and business community may be a little overenthusiastic about how soon many of these new technologies will have an impact.
  • —Patricia Panchak
  • … he made an overenthusiastic lunge from the stage and tore cartilage in his knee.
  • —Judith Jacklin Belushi

overenthusiastically

play \ˌō-vər-in-ˌthü-zē-ˈa-sti-k(ə-)lē, -en- also -ˌthyü-\ adverb
    • … I played it willingly, throwing myself into it overenthusiastically because I had few prospects and little choice.
    • —Evangeline Henry

First Known Use of overenthusiastic

1857


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