overprotective love


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  • adj. excessively protective, wanting to give too much protection (especially to children)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. overly protective


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  • I was outraged, but the word overprotective was being scattershot at me by the bureaucrats in charge, the two social workers, and a psychologist.

    Knowing Jesse

  • Whether you would call it overprotective or not, I am, apparently, a bit superstitious.

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  • The ban wasn't the idea of overprotective educrats -- it was the result rather of children and their parents who "complained that they'd been chased or harassed against their will."

    Adult Supervision

  • In most cases, so-called overprotective parents simply care a lot and show it through lots of rules and wanting to know everything.

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  • The seat-belt legislation, which calls for a $25 fine for the first violation and a $50 fine for the second, passed one vote of the House, 197-155, three weeks ago, after a hearing in which anti-seat-belters showed up wearing chains, kneepads and crash helmets -- in a jab at the "overprotective" state.

    In the Land of 'Live Free or Die,' Some Refuse to Buckle Under Pressure

  • And I think that he probably thinks that I'm kind of overprotective, but there are just so many things that are happening out there.

    Remarks At The White House Conference On Teenagers

  • I grew up in New Jersey, my parents were kind of overprotective, overbearing.

    The Seattle Times

  • Crossroads building manager Jenny Rogers said the "overprotective" lift has become stuck six times in about a month, one of those times with six firefighters aboard.


  • The girl's father is some kind of overprotective nut who doesn't even know she has a boyfriend!


  • And while parents 'intentions are good at heart, this kind of overprotective, overbearing fussing actually has a negative impact.

    The Michigan Daily


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