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overcautious (adj.)

also over-cautious, "more cautious than is needful, excessively cautious," 1706, from over- + cautious. Related: Overcautiously; overcautiousness.

updated on October 23, 2019

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Definitions of overcautious from WordNet

overcautious (adj.)
unnecessarily cautious;
sometimes it doesn't pay to be overcautious in business
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