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overcautious

[oh-ver-kaw-shuh s] /ˈoʊ vərˈkɔ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
excessively or unnecessarily cautious:
Sometimes it doesn't pay to be overcautious in business.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; over- + cautious
Related forms
overcautiously, adverb
overcautiousness, noun
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Examples for overcautious
  • For critics these same traits make the president dithering, overcautious and even bland.
  • Often similar overcautious conclusions are drawn in relation to other forms of limits.
  • His left-wing hecklers see him as an overcautious hedger.

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