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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 of overcautious
1700-1710
1700-10; over- + cautious
Related forms
overcautiously, adverb
overcautiousness, noun
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