overprotective overprotective  /ˌoʊ vər prə ˈtɛk təv/


  • (adj) overly protective


  1. Apple has a good FAQ on how to negotiate overprotective network software.
  2. But they bring their adoring, overprotective mothers along with them, and the women have to compete to impress the moms too.
  3. In general, the psychologist believes, these comedians had overprotective, constricting mothers and a drive to break out of the Jewish world and gain general acceptance.


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    Every state legislature, no matter which party is in charge, has its share of bad bills. Each year, without fail, lawmakers overreach and underthink. They try to ban things they don’t like or are overprotective of things they do. It happens. It’s politics.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Charlotte Observer


  1. "I'm not concerned," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "As I said on Wednesday, it was so minor and he didn't feel anything the day before. We're just being overcautious and overprotective."
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Joe Girardi Source: MLB.com

  2. "The whole 'health and safety' overprotective culture isn't doing our sons any favors," Iggulden said in an Amazon.com interview. "Boys need to learn about risk. They need to fall off things occasionally, or - and this is the important bit -...
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: Conn Iggulden Source: CitizenLink

  3. "I'm definitely a bit overprotective, maybe because I have girls," Moore says. "When they go out, I have them check in continually the entire night. ...... The fact that they are happy to check in and let me know how they are and where they...
    on Jan 3, 2007 By: Demi Moore Source: Teen People Magazine

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