Overzealous vs. Zealous

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  • Overzealous (adjective)

    Too zealous; too enthusiastic or fervent.

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

  • Zealous (adjective)

    Full of zeal; ardent, fervent; exhibiting enthusiasm or strong passion.

  • Overzealous (adjective)

    too zealous in one’s attitude or behaviour

    “he’s been overzealous in handing out parking tickets”

  • Zealous (adjective)

    having or showing zeal

    “the council was extremely zealous in the application of the regulations”

Oxford Dictionary

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