Definition of overcautious in English:

overcautious

Line breaks: over|cau¦tious
Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈkɔːʃəs
 
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adjective

  • Excessively cautious: it seemed a wise edict, if a bit overcautious
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    • An overcautious approach makes for dull environments.
    • When using the roads, we will all notice the reckless or overcautious motorist, but would we pay any attention to the good driver?
    • However, Murphy soon gave the impression that he was a cautious man working for an overcautious board and progress was simply too slow.

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overcaution

noun
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  • But its organization was weak, it was operationally inexperienced, and from the start it seemed paralysed by overcaution.
  • Conductors welcome their English eccentricity as an antidote to the overcaution that is killing their art.

overcautiously

adverb
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  • The criteria for compulsion under this bill have been so widened that many doctors may proceed overcautiously and commit people who don't need it,‘he said.

overcautiousness

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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody