overcautious

adjective
over·​caut·​ious | \ ˌō-vər-ˈkȯ-shəs How to pronounce overcautious (audio) \

Definition of overcautious

: too cautious : overcareful an overcautious driver Some vigilance is advisable, but there is a risk in parents being overcautious.— Peter McGuire

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overcautiously adverb
investing overcautiously

First Known Use of overcautious

1653, in the meaning defined above

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“Overcautious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcautious. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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