Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being overeager; excessive readiness or enthusiasm.

Etymologies

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overeager +‎ -ness

Examples

  • a spirit of "overeagerness" to ride the wave of what they saw as a more lucrative crop.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It was a painful blow for Parker, though there was a legitimate case that it was more to do with overeagerness than genuine malice and Rooney's thoughts would probably have been better kept to himself in light of Liverpool's visit to Old Trafford on Saturday.

    Liverpool 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur | Premier League match report

  • Part of the problem has been the overeagerness of McDonald's franchisees to start selling Smoothies.

    McDonald's Cuts Aggressive Smoothie Promos Ahead of U.S. Launch

  • President Obama's overeagerness to withdraw U.S. forces from both Iraq and Afghanistan will also lead to unnecessary tragedy.

    Haste Makes ... Defeat

  • The casing will survive a fair amount of pressure, but overeagerness may result in misshapen or even ruptured links.

    Stefan Beck: What Deaner Was Talkin' About: Sausage King, R.I.P.

  • Besides its spot-on timeliness, "Outsourced" is a delightful comedy for how it deftly harvests laughs from the inevitable culture clash, from Todd's overeagerness to bridge the gap, and from the innate silliness of the company's product line (whoopee cushions, foam fingers and the like).

    2010 Fall TV Lineup: 10 New Shows Worth Checking Out

  • I certainly don't think that all Western IE roots are to be reassigned to the Aegean family, but I'm reasonably sure that in our ignorance of Minoan and related languages, Minoan history and "Pelasgian" substrate in Greek, there is definitely a noteworthy portion of words stemming from the eastern Mediterranean that are misassigned to PIE in overeagerness, thereby obscuring the linguistic past, exaggerating the importance of one group over many others.

    Suspicious IE roots, possibly deserving our scorn or maybe not

  • Fighting Squadron 81 lost five pilots in its first major operation, as much the victim of their own overeagerness as the skill of Japanese pilots.

    Whirlwind

  • And with this old ball, Bresnan, a picture of parsimony in his first spell as he calmed down the understandable overpitching overeagerness at the start of the Australian innings which nonetheless contributed to the abrasion of the ball, suddenly caused mayhem.

    Ashes 2010: England destroy Australia in fourth Test to retain urn

  • Pandering to popular opinion driven by ignorance does not elevate my confidence in Senator Obama, who has already shown an overeagerness to compromise on other issues - including the unconstitutioal FISA Bill.

    The Early Word: Obama Open to Drilling Compromise - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

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