overconscientious

adjective over·con·sci·en·tious \ ˌō-vər-ˌkän(t)-shē-ˈen(t)-shəs \

Definition of overconscientious

: unduly or excessively conscientious : giving more thoughtful attention to something than is necessary or appropriate
  • He can be overconscientious about following the rules.
  • To her overworked and exasperated teachers she was an overconscientious "slow learner" who kept trying to catch up …
  • —Tillie Olsen

First Known Use of overconscientious

1835

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