over·​con·​ser·​va·​tive ˌō-vər-kən-ˈsər-və-tiv How to pronounce overconservative (audio)
: excessively conservative : adhering too strictly to limits of moderation or caution
an overconservative investor/approach
was overconservative in her estimate

Examples of overconservative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Giants’ 20-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday provided multiple examples of Judge’s overconservative, counterproductive decision making. Mike Tanier, New York Times, 8 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of overconservative was in 1845

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“Overconservative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overconservative. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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