- excessively or unduly careful.
Origin of overcareful
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Examples from the Web for overcareful
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.It Is Never Too Late to Mend