overconcerned

adjective over·con·cerned \ ˌō-vər-kən-ˈsərnd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overconcerned

:excessively concerned :having very much or too much concern: such as
a :giving very much or too much attention or care to something
  • Don't get overconcerned with details.
  • They protect them, and keep them scrupulously tidy, but are not overconcerned about their restoration and excavation …
  • —Robert Fox
b :too anxious or worried
  • overconcerned parents
  • was overconcerned about his health

overconcern

play \ˌō-vər-kən-ˈsərn\ noun, plural overconcerns
    • an overconcern with statistics
    • In Sarah, an intense and emotional person, this took behavioral form in an overconcern that some disaster was going to befall her and/or her sons.
    • Journal of Psychotherapy & The Family

First Known Use of overconcerned

1721


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