overcaution

noun
over·​cau·​tion | \ ˌō-vər-ˈkȯ-shən How to pronounce overcaution (audio) \

Definition of overcaution

: an excess of caution … he readily admits there is a thin line between caution and overcaution— Ron Borges I'm afraid many of us parents err on the side of overcaution— Ken Potts

First Known Use of overcaution

1690, in the meaning defined above

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“Overcaution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcaution. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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