With his overzealous attempts to impress, he only managed to annoy her.

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  • Overzealous — O ver*zeal ous, a. Too zealous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overzealous — index extreme (exaggerated), fanatical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • overzealous — (adj.) 1630s, from OVER (Cf. over) + ZEALOUS (Cf. zealous). Related: Overzealously; overzealousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • overzealous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ overly enthusiastic or energetic …   English terms dictionary

  • overzealous — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • overzealous — overzealously, adv. overzealousness, n. /oh veuhr zel euhs/, adj. too zealous: overzealous for reform. [1625 35; OVER + ZEALOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • overzealous — o|ver|zeal|ous [ˌəuvəˈzeləs US ˌouvər ] adj too eager about something you believe in strongly ▪ overzealous fans …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overzealous — Synonyms and related words: accident prone, at fever pitch, balking, balky, bigoted, breakneck, bulldogged, bulletheaded, bullheaded, careless, case hardened, delirious, desperate, devil may care, dogged, dogmatic, extravagant, extreme, extremist …   Moby Thesaurus

  • overzealous — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. overeager, carrying a good thing too far, bossy; see enthusiastic 1 , 2 , 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • overzealous — adj. excessively zealous; overly ardent or passionate …   English contemporary dictionary

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