overcareful overcareful

Definition(s):

  • (adj) excessively or unduly careful

Usage(s):

  1. Brought up by an overcareful mother, he had not followed his gay and reckless stepfather into the professional life of the circus.
  2. But it cannot be overcareful.
  3. At the beginning of the film, as Fonda lumbers about in gusts of frail menace, he angles toward playing a New England Lear with overcareful pungency.
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