overcautious

[ oh-ver-kaw-shuh s ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈkɔ ʃəs /

adjective

excessively or unnecessarily cautious: Sometimes it doesn't pay to be overcautious in business.

Origin of overcautious

First recorded in 1700–10; over- + cautious

Related forms

o·ver·cau·tious·ly, adverbo·ver·cau·tious·ness, noun
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