Definition of over-earnestly in English:

over-earnestly

adverb

  • In an over-earnest manner; too earnestly.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in George Pettie (c1548–1589), writer of romances. From over- + earnestly, after over-earnest.

Pronunciation

over-earnestly

/ˌəʊvərˈəːnɪstli/