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See definition of overzealous on Dictionary.com
  • as inexcitable
  • as inhyperactive
  • as inofficious
  • as inpartisan

synonyms for overzealous

  • demonstrative
  • fidgety
  • fiery
  • high-strung
  • hysterical
  • impulsive
  • restless
  • skittish
  • temperamental
  • agitable
  • alarmable
  • edgy
  • emotional
  • enthusiastic
  • fierce
  • galvanic
  • hasty
  • hot-headed
  • hot-tempered
  • impatient
  • impetuous
  • inflammable
  • intolerant
  • irascible
  • mercurial
  • moody
  • nervous
  • neurotic
  • passionate
  • peevish
  • quick
  • quick-tempered
  • rash
  • reckless
  • sensitive
  • short-fused
  • susceptible
  • testy
  • touchy
  • uncontrolled
  • uneasy
  • vehement
  • violent
  • volatile
  • volcanic
See also synonyms for: overzealously
  • biased
  • one-sided
  • sectarian
  • sympathetic
  • unjust
  • accessory
  • blind
  • colored
  • die-hard
  • exclusive
  • fanatic
  • partial
  • adhering
  • bigoted
  • cliquish
  • conspiratorial
  • denominational
  • devoted
  • jaundiced
  • prejudiced
  • prepossessed
  • tendentious
  • unreasoning
  • warped
  • zealous
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antonyms for overzealous

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  • calm
  • cold
  • cool
  • laid-back
  • easy
  • easygoing
  • insensitive
  • passive
  • unexcitable
  • uninspired
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    How to use overzealous in a sentence

    San Diegans deserve to be protected from overzealous law enforcement and companies that try to profit from the absence of expert and community oversight.
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    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.
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    The first time you set up a video doorbell with motion detection, it will likely be a little overzealous with its communication.
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    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.
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    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.
    MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE, JANUARY, 1896, VOL. VI. NO. 2VARIOUS
    And even the brain is not so easily cut out, as many an overzealous materialist may think.
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    Perhaps he was overzealous in the work at times, and if he had spared his strength more he might be still with us.
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    Yet in this case, as in others, insurrections against the sway of scientific truth appeared among some overzealous religionists.
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    I daily paid my compliments to the bishops, though ordinarily I was not overzealous in such matters.
    DESIDERIUS ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAMEPHRAIM EMERTON
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