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overcareful

[oh-ver-kair-fuh l]
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adjective
  1. excessively or unduly careful.

Origin of overcareful

First recorded in 1585–95; over- + careful
Related formso·ver·care·ful·ly, adverbo·ver·care·ful·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for overcareful

Historical Examples

  • Money was to be made in many ways, and consciences were not overcareful as to the ways.

    Historic Boyhoods

    Rupert Sargent Holland

  • Even then, this is an overcareful precaution rather than a necessity.

  • Michael of the crossing was so overcareful sometimes that it became trying.

    The Search

    Grace Livingston Hill

  • You are a cunning one, captain, but I really think you are overcareful sometimes.