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Excessively eager; too ardent or impatient.

o′ver·ea′ger·ly adv.
o′ver·ea′ger·ness n.


excessively eager or keen: overeager supporters.


(ˌoʊ vərˈi gər)
excessively eager.
o`ver•ea′ger•ly, adv.
o`ver•ea′ger•ness, n.
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Adj.1.overeager - excessively eager; "overeager in his pursuit of the girl"
eager - having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy; "eager to learn"; "eager to travel abroad"; "eager for success"; "eager helpers"; "an eager look"
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