overcareful

adjective
over·​care·​ful | \ ˌō-vər-ˈker-fəl How to pronounce overcareful (audio) \

Definition of overcareful

: too careful : overcautious an overcareful approach He is a bit overcareful with his investments.

Other Words from overcareful

overcarefully adverb
The time spent sitting and watching has affected his shot, Miles admitted, and he was obviously trying to overcarefully guide his shots against the Heat. — Phil Miller

First Known Use of overcareful

1568, in the meaning defined above

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“Overcareful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcareful. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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