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

Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 29 Jan. 2023.

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