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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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25) Worse still is that such disproportionate external responses to disease outbreaks may in turn drive disproportionate internal responses in poorer countries, including the imposition of containment measures with low regard for human rights, as authorities overeagerly seek to avoid the devastating effects of prolonged international sanctions against their citizens and products.
Then, don't overeagerly drag your new dog all over town and to the dog park.
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