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overprotective

[oh-ver-pruh-tek-tiv] /ˌoʊ vər prəˈtɛk tɪv/
adjective
1.
unduly protective.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; over- + protective
Related forms
overprotectiveness, noun
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Examples for overprotective
  • Thankfully this book isn't going to debate the finer points of overprotective parenting.
  • It's not a neglectful life, but not an overprotective one either.
  • They suffered the psychic wounds of being raised by traumatized, overprotective parents with impossible expectations.
  • It wasn't life threatening but to this overprotective dad it certainly seemed cruel and unusual, and our pediatrician agreed.
  • It is her dream to become a pilot herself, a goal renounced by her overprotective parents and her self-centered boyfriend.
  • The campaign to ban metal bats, they say, is being waged by overprotective politicians relying on anecdotal information.
  • Some veterans will be hypervigilant, more easily startled, and overprotective of family members.

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