Definitions

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  • adjective Especially or unreasonably cautious.

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ cautious

Examples

  • If the account is true, Libby was indeed the "hypercautious aide" (as described by the Times); "the excruciatingly careful" man (in the words of Paul Wolfowitz); and someone who never acted a "freelancer," (as one former colleague described him to me).

    Murray Waas: Exclusive: The Paradox That Is Scooter Libby

  • If true, Libby was no longer the hypercautious aide or someone excruciatingly careful.

    Murray Waas: Exclusive: The Paradox That Is Scooter Libby

  • The hypercautious "NewsHour" is almost unwatchable, and we're all aware of the various political controversies PBS has had to fend off over the years.

    The formerly independent Bay State Banner

  • Djerassi blames U.S. regulators for being hypercautious.

    Still Fumbling In The Dark

  • Between these alternatives — the hypercautious approach of encoding all e-mail and the fatalistic belief that Big Brother will see everything anyway — lay the surprise in what I heard from these informants.

    Tinfoil Underwear

  • Between these alternatives — the hypercautious approach of encoding all e-mail and the fatalistic belief that Big Brother will see everything anyway — lay the surprise in what I heard from these informants.

    Tinfoil Underwear

  • It was the formerly hypercautious Mr. Hayden himself "who would grab the banner and lead the charge away from liberty and toward a security state."

    Signal Failure

  • Maybe it's just me being hypercautious something I've been called many times! but I'm always a little skeptical of online job announcements from publications that don't include a link to a website.

    Magazine for International Students Seeks Submissions

  • Maybe it's just me being hypercautious something I've been called many times! but I'm always a little skeptical of online job announcements from publications that don't include a link to a website.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • The piece describes Sink, currently the state Chief Financial Officer, as "a hypercautious candidate without a potent message or viable political operation."

    TIME.com: Top Stories

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