overcareful

[oh-ver-kair-fuh l]

adjective

excessively or unduly careful.

Nearby words

  1. overbuy,
  2. overcall,
  3. overcame,
  4. overcapacity,
  5. overcapitalize,
  6. overcast,
  7. overcasting,
  8. overcautious,
  9. overcertify,
  10. overcharge

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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