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Still, in big spots, he too often clung to an overcautious logic that applies to less gifted arms, aiming for the corners and falling behind in counts.

You are right in questioning us, for under such situations a soldier had best be overcautious than too credulous.

We were really overcautious and made wide detours round houses and took great pains not to meet any one on the road.

A hysteric fear of possible loss, an unreasonable distrust of banks and bankers, keeps the overcautious away from the market.

In times like these you will understand I feel great need to be cautious—overcautious perhaps you may deem it.

An overcautious lawyer-like captiousness of spirit in such matters will help no cause and serve no good purpose.


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On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overcautious, such as: cautious, circumspect, reserved, restrained, calculating, and attentive.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.