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Definition of "overcautious" []

  • Excessively cautious; unduly careful. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "overcautious" in a sentence
  • "Nothing struck him odd about his father drafting a will, Peterson testified, saying his father was "overcautious" and would draft new wills anytime he took a vacation."
  • "It is not hard to understand that this kind of overcautious indecision on the part of the commander of the greatest fighting force in modern history is indeed unprecedented, and can only serve to embolden our enemies."
  • "The Dalai Lama termed India's attitude towards Tibet issue "overcautious" and said he could be the "last Dalai Lama"."
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