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Related to overcautiously: overcautiousness


Excessively cautious; unduly careful.

o′ver·cau′tious·ly adv.
o′ver·cau′tious·ness n.
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in such a way as to be too cautious, wary, or careful
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This development creates opportunities for Turkey to focus on its relations with Taiwan as well; Turkey has the chance to change an overcautiously policy towards Taiwan.
A survey of British psychiatrists found that during the previous month, 75% made clinical decisions--such as "overcautiously" admitting patients or ordering special observation--because of worries about possible legal claims, complaints, or disciplinary action.
as ex-presidents get, and betrays a longing to return to the presidential campaign trail that Al Gore overcautiously denied him."