overcaution

noun over·cau·tion \ ˌō-vər-ˈkȯ-shən \

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

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