Definitions

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  • v. To care too much.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Excessive care.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Excessive care or anxiety.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ care

Examples

  • Finally healthy and freed from the burden of overcare, my life began to flourish.

    Love For No Reason

  • My care for the children had gone off the rails and turned into “overcare.”

    Love For No Reason

  • He grouped his flower essences into the following broad categories: Fear, uncertainty, lack of interest in present circumstances, loneliness, oversensitivity, despondency or despair, and overcare for the welfare of others.

    Zolar’s Magick Of Color

  • That seemed a condition of his mysterious overcare of Rodman.

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square

  • From the first she was sensitive and high-strung, nervously damaged probably in her early years by her mother's restless, unwise overcare.

    Our Nervous Friends — Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness

  • But it is better that the whole should be imperfectly and anomalously answered, than that, while some parts are provided for with great exactness, others might be totally neglected, or perhaps materially injured, by the overcare of a favourite member.

    Paras. 75-99

  • Finally, the entire family were centered about her illness, either in overcare or annoyance.

    Nerves and Common Sense

  • Even with those who appear to have been well for some time, if they have not acquired the habit of dropping their mental and physical tension you can always detect an overcare for themselves which means dormant fear -- or even active fear in the background.

    Nerves and Common Sense

  • The overcare and the feeble, unintelligent sympathy that she had from some members of her family kept her weak and self-centered, and the ignorant, selfish impatience with which the others treated her increased her nervous strain.

    Nerves and Common Sense

  • The hypocrisies and subterfuges which you lash so scornfully -- and rightly perhaps -- were the fruit of my overcare for you.

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance

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