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Adj.1.too-careful - excessively or unduly carefultoo-careful - excessively or unduly careful  
careful - exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior"
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Timeliness thrusts the appeal into the immediate foreground of the recipient's attention, well beyond traditional appeals based on traditional economic or health problems; and too-careful attention to production can damage quick response more than it might help quick response.
They respond to an art world consumed by the too-much, too-many, too-big, too-often, too-careful, and too-expensive and are eager to reshuffle the pieces.
The Balanchine works included a too-careful "Rubies," from Jewels.