too-careful

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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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Street urchins Willy and Suzie, sporting too-carefully applied grime makeup, are made to elicit the viewer's pity in much the same way their morn pimps them out to beg strangers for cash.
Performances under David Emmes' broad-tending direction are of the neuroses-as-vaudeville kind, which accents the too-carefully shaped dialogue.