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adjective as in hyperactive

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San Diegans deserve to be protected from overzealous law enforcement and companies that try to profit from the absence of expert and community oversight.

At the bottom of the list are protein-heavy products like jerkys and meat sticks, which score so poorly largely because their overzealous protein content throws their Nutrient Score to the moon.

The first time you set up a video doorbell with motion detection, it will likely be a little overzealous with its communication.

She’d scream at me for unpredictable reasons, like making copy-editing suggestions she deemed overzealous.

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Recently, he said he asked his children’s pediatrician if he was an “idiot or an overzealous parent” in his push to allow youth sports.

And an overzealous medical professional, hoping to safeguard against malpractice, can also be a cause of unneeded procedure.

What you least desire can happen, particularly when the passion of a goal results in overzealous actions.

Both McCauley and the glowing plant team worry that overzealous regulation could kill the nascent DIY Bio movement.

An overzealous (and yes, probably liberal) IRS lawyer overreacted to this flood of applications.

He was viewed as an overzealous evangelical Christian who at least was tough on crime, and kept the guerrillas in check.

Sometimes an overzealous office-boy would try to drive one of these poor fellows away, and woe to that boy if Field found it out.

And even the brain is not so easily cut out, as many an overzealous materialist may think.

Perhaps he was overzealous in the work at times, and if he had spared his strength more he might be still with us.

Yet in this case, as in others, insurrections against the sway of scientific truth appeared among some overzealous religionists.

I daily paid my compliments to the bishops, though ordinarily I was not overzealous in such matters.


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On this page you'll find 109 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overzealous, such as: demonstrative, fidgety, fiery, high-strung, hysterical, and impulsive.

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