overeagerness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

overeager +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

overeagerness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being overeager; excessive readiness or enthusiasm.
    • 2008 May 25, “Circumstantial Evidence”, New York Times:
      In her review of Christopher Benfey’s “Summer of Hummingbirds” (May 4), Laura Miller characterizes Benfey as having “a conspiracy theorist’s overeagerness in spying out connections.”