overconcerned

adjective

over·​con·​cerned ˌō-vər-kən-ˈsərnd How to pronounce overconcerned (audio)
: 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 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

Word History

First Known Use

1721, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overconcerned was in 1721

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Cite this Entry

“Overconcerned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overconcerned. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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