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overcautiousness

Definitions

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  • noun Excessive cautiousness.

Etymologies

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overcautious +‎ -ness

Examples

  • It appears that this game does not reward overcautiousness because by being too focussed on one's own protection, one's pieces will be slower to get to the end of the board while one's opponent's pieces may pass one by.

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  • It appears that this game does not reward overcautiousness because by being too focussed on one's own protection, one's pieces will be slower to get to the end of the board while one's opponent's pieces may pass one by.

    Reconstructing strategy in the game of Sinat

  • The proceeds are not shared with the public at large, and the effects are not to change physician medical behavior, but instead to practice overcautiousness, in word, deed, and testing.

    "Every time you post, recite the following to yourself as though it were a mantra: 'I am cutting rope with which to hang myself....'"

  • David had observed Captain Esteban's tendency toward overcautiousness.

    THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK

  • Everyone but Lincoln had lost patience with McClellan's overcautiousness and when he failed to follow Lee's retreat from Antietam, Lincoln removed him and placed in command Burnside, whose defeat at

    Life of Abraham Lincoln Little Blue Book Ten Cent Pocket Series No. 324

  • Mr. Lincoln had told McClellan during his visit to the army that his great fault was "overcautiousness."

    Military Reminiscences of the Civil War, Volume 1 April 1861-November 1863

  • But unlike some scares based on rumors or overcautiousness, the alarm among parishioners at a Long Island church this week is based on a confirmed finding: Someone who touched the communion wafers distributed at two packed services on Christmas Day was infected with hepatitis A.

    NYT > Home Page

  • But unlike some scares based on rumors or overcautiousness, the alarm among parishioners at a Long Island church this week is based on a confirmed finding: Someone who touched the communion wafers distributed at two packed services on Christmas Day was infected with hepatitis A.

    NYT > Home Page

  • This wasn't merely overcautiousness or simple misjudgment.

    Forbes.com: News

  • This wasn't merely overcautiousness or simple misjudgment.

    Forbes.com: News

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