: too zealous : having or showing too much zeal : excessively eager, enthusiastic, or fervent
- … another version of the overzealous monitoring that has produced kids who leave for college without ever having crossed the street by themselves.
- —Peggy Orenstein
- The village saw the orders as unwarranted interference from an overzealous state bureaucracy and promptly appealed.
- —Joe Treen and S. Avery Brown
… has been frequently accused by its critics of acting recklessly, overzealously, and even, at times, illegally.
Jewell was annoyed that press descriptions of him always emphasized his "overzealousness"; he considers himself a man of details.