hypercautious

adjective hy·per·cau·tious \ ˌhī-pər-ˈkȯ-shəs \
variants: or hyper-cautious

Definition of hypercautious

: extremely or excessively cautious
  • With all the polls closed and most of the results in, it's down to Florida. … Having been burned once by prematurely calling the state, the networks are now hypercautious.
  • —Michelle Cottle
  • In theory, at least, a hypercautious individual should be able to avoid almost all illness by not doing certain things.
  • —George M. Foster

First Known Use of hypercautious

1811

in the meaning defined above

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