over·​ex·​u·​ber·​ant ˌō-vər-ig-ˈzü-b(ə-)rənt How to pronounce overexuberant (audio)
: exuberant to an excessive degree
overexuberant fans
… the 24-year-old shortstop with the engaging smile and the overexuberant celebrations on the field …Ben Shpigel
overexuberantly adverb
… a journey there that featured sharing a plane with soldiers overexuberantly celebrating their return from Iraq. Vahe Gregorian

Examples of overexuberant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But in a context mostly stripped of overt story, the movements feel more extreme, and even overexuberant, as if let loose from jail: not just high kicks but kicks so high the shins bang the face. Jesse Green, New York Times, 19 Mar. 2023 Now, as the company pursues a SPAC, the question is, is Ginkgo’s eye-popping valuation emblematic of an overexuberant SPAC market, or the result of a company finding the right tool to communicate and capitalize on a truly transformative business idea? Adam Bluestein, Fortune, 8 July 2021 Woodward cautions overexuberant members of the NFT community from being too jubilant. Chris Stokel-Walker, Wired, 21 Jan. 2022 By that time scientists were zeroing in on overexuberant inflammation as a key feature of severe COVID. Esther Landhuis, Scientific American, 12 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overexuberant was in 1821

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“Overexuberant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overexuberant. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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