Overearnest
Overearnest \O`ver*ear"nest\, a. Too earnest. -- {O"ver*ear"nest*ly}, adv. -- {O"ver*ear"nest*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • overearnest — adjective Excessively earnest an overearnest college student …   Wiktionary

  • overearnest — adj.; overearnestly, adv.; overearnestness, n. * * * …   Universalium

  • overearnest — adj. too serious; superfluously serious …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overearnest — o ver•ear′nest adj …   From formal English to slang

  • overearnest — /oʊvəˈɜnəst/ (say ohvuh ernuhst) adjective earnest to an excessive degree. –overearnestly, adverb –overearnestness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • overearnest — adj.; overearnestly, adv.; overearnestness, n. * * * overearˈnest adjective 1. Too earnest 2. Severe in manner (Shakespeare) • • • Main Entry: ↑over …   Useful english dictionary

  • Overearnestly — Overearnest O ver*ear nest, a. Too earnest. {O ver*ear nest*ly}, adv. {O ver*ear nest*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overearnestness — Overearnest O ver*ear nest, a. Too earnest. {O ver*ear nest*ly}, adv. {O ver*ear nest*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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