overcautious

adjective over·caut·ious \ ˌō-vər-ˈkȯ-shəs \

Definition of overcautious

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

overcautiously

adverb
    • investing overcautiously

First Known Use of overcautious

1653

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