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overzealousness

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being too zealous

Etymologies

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overzealous +‎ -ness

Examples

  • While its stated mission has been to support the nation's gun laws to prevent criminals and mentally incompetent people from acquiring firearms, the BATF has a history of what might kindly be termed "overzealousness."

    Richard Feldman: Gun Rights & Marijuana Reform -- Issues Joined!

  • But Penry, the minority leader in the State Senate, said was troubled by what called overzealousness in the civil-unions debate on the part of some advocates and opponents.

    Latest News - UPI.com

  • Jewell was annoyed that press descriptions of him always emphasized his "overzealousness"; he considers himself a man of details.

    American Nightmare: The Ballad of Richard Jewell

  • With 19 convicted pirates languishing in Kenyan prisons and another 99 still to be convicted, the AG said the penal institutions are taking an extra toll with no compensation for Kenya's "overzealousness" to fulfill its international obligations.

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • This isn't about "overzealousness": it's about enforcing the law.

    The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

  • Nixon blamed the "overzealousness" of a Highway Patrol unit and revealed that no one in his administration had reviewed the report before it was distributed to police statewide.

    PolicyBeta

  • "overzealousness" in allowing the flow of water runoffs from developments to the east onto the golf course fairways.

    The Daily Journal Local News

  • One reason that injury can occur in yoga is due to overzealousness, or even just plain enthusiasm, on the part of the student -- I have of course experienced this myself -- it is a natural response for a particular type of person when it comes to any activity that has physicality associated with it -- no matter what a teacher may caution.

    Eddie Stern: Sheetal Is a Punk Rocker, or How the NYT Wrecks Yoga

  • In "Moondogs," Mr. Yates's shows a kind of overzealousness, something that experience may well temper.

    Fathers and Sons

  • It is, Mr. Trasviña said, a question of fostering acceptance of Latinos, who have been victimized by hate, in the hands of perpetrators who attack them because of their ethnicity, and overzealousness, in the hands of local police officers who have been deputized to act as immigration enforcers in communities nationwide.

    Immigration Tops Latinos’ Wish List at D.C. Meeting - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

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  • Enthusiasm for flying across Aotearoa.

    November 23, 2008