overcautious


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o·ver·cau·tious

 (ō′vər-kô′shəs)
adj.
Excessively cautious; unduly careful.

o′ver·cau′tious·ly adv.
o′ver·cau′tious·ness n.
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overcautious

(ˌəʊvəˈkɔːʃəs)
adj
too cautious, wary, or careful
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overcautious - unnecessarily cautious; "sometimes it doesn't pay to be overcautious in business"
cautious - showing careful forethought; "reserved and cautious; never making swift decisions"; "a cautious driver"
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Translations

overcautious

[ˌəʊvəˈkɔːʃəs] ADJdemasiado cauteloso
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overcautious

[ˌəʊvəˈkɔːʃəs] adjtroppo cauto/a
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