from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Excessively enthusiastic: overzealous movie fans; an overzealous manager.
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- adj. Too zealous; too enthusiastic, determined; too fervent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Too zealous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea
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Asri Zainul Abidin has cultivated strong support among young people in the Muslim-majority country for criticizing what he called overzealous efforts by Islamic officials to clamp down on immoral behavior.
Part of it, too, is frankly to reign in overzealous creativity.
That you think that’s hateful and overzealous is just, I don’t know, kinda hateful and overzealous.
KURTZ: Although much has been reported and written about Wen Ho Lee during these past 19 months, "The New York Times" has come under heavy fire for its initial round of coverage, which many have called overzealous and inaccurate.
"The Times" framed the story as a huge spy scandal beginning back in March of 1999, but has come under fire for its early stories, which some have called overzealous and inaccurate.
"They just had too much makeup," he continues, using a common term for overzealous cellar work.
Adding to the those woes was yet another bad break - literally - when what Greene describes as an "overzealous massage therapist" snapped his right femur a month before he was due to check out of rehab in Ponoka and move to Nanaimo.
Councilmember Colleen Clay scoffed at the idea of overzealous vigilantes, saying her constituents were more "nuanced" than that, and would not heartlessly tear down lost-pet notices.
"overzealous" -- but said he never enriched himself while trying to help minority college students at the City University of New York.
Let us move beyond the "overzealous" and sometimes cruel "anti-terrorism" of the Bush administration, and display the same spirit of humanity, goodness and decency that got Ibrahim Parlak in this mess to begin with.