Definitions

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  • adjective Too wary; too cautious.

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  • adjective Too wary; excessively cautious.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ wary

Examples

  • But as he felt his way down the stairs, that were dimly lighted now, he knew he had all his senses with him, for he "spotted" and admired the lurking places that had been designed for undoing of the unwary, or even the overwary.

    In The Time Of Light

  • Her eye sees with a knife's edge, but her hand, overwary of drama and surprise, blunts the stroke.

    The Mary McCarthy Case

  • But as he felt his way down the stairs, that were dimly lighted now, he knew he had all his senses with him, for he "spotted" and admired the lurking places that had been designed for undoing of the unwary, or even the overwary.

    King of the Khyber Rifles

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