Definition of overcautious in English:

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Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈkɔːʃəs/


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.



Example sentences
  • 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.


Pronunciation: /ˌəʊvəˈkɔːʃəsli/
Example sentences
  • 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.



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