su·​per·​cau·​tious ˌsü-pər-ˈkȯ-shəs How to pronounce supercautious (audio)
: extremely cautious
a supercautious driver
The youngish scientists represented here …. are supercautious about supercolliders—they know how easily data can be misinterpreted, how the lust for Nobel Prizes can derange good science.Peter Rainer

Word History

First Known Use

1808, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supercautious was in 1808

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“Supercautious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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