overprecise

adjective over·pre·cise \ ˌō-vər-pri-ˈsīs \

Definition of overprecise

: excessively or needlessly precise
  • an overprecise estimate
  • Their diction was overprecise, their speech clotted with formalisms …
  • —Alastair Reynolds
  • Wear a watch if you like so that you can time the whole outing, but there is no need to be overprecise about it.
  • —Ruth Field
  • To clothe a simple idea in elaborate or overprecise language results in pomposity or even humor.
  • —Raymond George Smith

First Known Use of overprecise

1613

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