American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Excessively cautious; unduly careful.
- adj. Excessively cautious
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Too cautious; cautious or prudent to excess.
- adj. unnecessarily cautious
“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".”
“No. I've been thinking euphemisms like 'overcautious' and 'reluctance to risk bodily harm.”
“I saw how fame had made him retreat and become overcautious.”
“For he is extremely constrained in what he can say by politicians, overcautious defence officials responsible for military operations, and the MoD civil service bureaucracy.”
“What if Paul was overcautious in Ephesus and Corinth, and what can that tell us about the story we find ourselves in now?”
“Second, thanks to the Rams for not running the score up by being overcautious with Steven Jackson.”
“Then some managers began goading the company's overcautious buyers into taking more chances, bringing in large glass jars filled with M”
“I bet that I am not alone; if I state, that I would rather err on being overcautious and regard all the lot of them as Bad.”
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