Definition of Overeager

1. Adjective. Excessively eager. "Overeager in his pursuit of the girl"

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Definition of Overeager

1. a. Too eager; too impatient.

Definition of Overeager

1. Adjective. Excessively eager, anxious, or excited. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overeager

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overeager

overdub
overdubbed
overdubber
overdubbers
overdubbing
overdubs
overdue
overdust
overdusts
overdye
overdyed
overdyeing
overdyer
overdyers
overdyes
overeager (current term)
overeagerly
overeagerness
overeagernesses
overearnest
overeasy
overeat
overeaten
overeater
overeaters
overeating
overeats
overed
overedit
overedited

Literary usage of Overeager

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1. Agricultural Economics: A Selection of Materials in which Economic by Edwin Griswold Nourse (1916)
"The shrewd and unexcitable person, carefully watching the course of dealings, may buy at one price from the overeager sellers and sell on the same day at a ..."

2. The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister (1904)
"I was overeager in my embarrassment. " You need not return it at all," I said; " those notes are nothing. Do keep it." He gave me a short glance and a smile ..."

3. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"It was overeager. On occasion, it did listen too uncritically to Israeli advice. But the warning flags were there, and McFarlane at least paid lip service ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1916)
"In December, 1915, he had another severe attack of influenza from which he again recovered but "overeager to be about and attend to ..."

5. Works of J. Fenimore Cooper by James Fenimore Cooper (1893)
""Your hand shakes, lad," he said, " and you seem overeager. Bullet wounds are apt to weaken flesh, and to my judgment you'll not shoot so well as in common. ..."

6. Adventure Guide to St. Martin & St. Barts by Lynne M. Sullivan (2003)
"Otherwise, wave away all cute young couples who seem overeager to meet you with a polite "No thank you." Money Matters • Currency As strange as it may seem ..."

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