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- adj. Excessively careful.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Too careful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. excessively or unduly careful
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"My dear, dear anxious friend," -- said she, in mental soliloquy, while walking downstairs from her own room, "always overcareful for every body's comfort but your own; I see you now in all your little fidgets, going again and again into his room, to be sure that all is right."
Even then, this is an overcareful precaution rather than a necessity.
Money was to be made in many ways, and consciences were not overcareful as to the ways.
Kirk had hard work to refrain from shaving himself twice that evening, so overcareful was he about his toilet, yet his excitement was as nothing compared to that of Allan, who looked on with admiration tempered by anxious criticism.
Michael of the crossing was so overcareful sometimes that it became trying.
Meanwhile, Neergard had almost finished with Gerald -- he had only one further use for him; and as his social success became more pronounced with the people he had crowded in among, he became bolder and more insolent, no longer at pains to mole-tunnel toward the object desired, no longer overcareful about his mask.
She was not really angry with this overcareful gentleman; she would only have been grieved had he proved the man to serve her well.
Losing a sense of large significances, they become overcareful, saving, sometimes penurious, while in matters of feeling they lavish sentiment and sympathy on unimportant pets and movements.
He was always overcareful about money, and in old age this tendency developed into parsimony.
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