[ oh-ver-kaw-shuhs ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈkɔ ʃəs /
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excessively or unnecessarily cautious: Sometimes it doesn't pay to be overcautious in business.
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OTHER WORDS FROM overcautiouso·ver·cau·tious·ly, adverbo·ver·cau·tious·ness, noun
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How to use overcautious in a sentence
The honest sensibilities of ingenuous nature should not be checked by the over-cautious maxims of political prudence.
Halleck, on the other extreme, was now doubly over-cautious in his march upon Corinth.A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln|John G. Nicolay
Roosevelt, intent on the quarry, was not what Bill Sewall would have called "over-cautious" in the pursuit.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands|H. Hagedorn.
In his over-cautious policy Macduff was unwilling to move without the concurrence of Malcolm the rightful heir.Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist|Richard G. Moulton
Why science has been over-cautious; and how it falls short of the full understanding of contact Mind-Reading.Clairvoyance and Occult Powers|Swami Panchadasi