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synonyms for overcautious

  • cautious
  • circumspect
  • reserved
  • restrained
  • calculating
  • attentive
  • cagey
  • canny
  • careful
  • chary
  • discreet
  • gingerly
  • leery
  • noncommittal
  • on the lookout
  • overcareful
  • prudent
  • reticent
  • safe
  • vigilant
  • wary
  • watchful
  • with eyes peeled

antonyms for overcautious

MOST RELEVANT
  • bold
  • careless
  • extroverted
  • incautious
  • outgoing
  • rash
  • uncareful
  • unguarded
  • unsuspicious
  • unwatchful
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How to use overcautious in a sentence

You are right in questioning us, for under such situations a soldier had best be overcautious than too credulous.
THE MINUTE BOYS OF THE MOHAWK VALLEYJAMES OTIS
We were really overcautious and made wide detours round houses and took great pains not to meet any one on the road.
THE ESCAPING CLUBA. J. EVANS
A hysteric fear of possible loss, an unreasonable distrust of banks and bankers, keeps the overcautious away from the market.
PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIAL SANITYHUGO MNSTERBERG
In times like these you will understand I feel great need to be cautious—overcautious perhaps you may deem it.
A DASH .. .. .. FOR A THRONEARTHUR W. MARCHMONT
An overcautious lawyer-like captiousness of spirit in such matters will help no cause and serve no good purpose.
CREATION AND ITS RECORDSB.H. BADEN-POWELL
The glory that might have been so easily won was placed beyond my reach by this overcautious imbecile.
THE GUERILLA CHIEFMAYNE REID
I may be overcautious, but I much prefer a carriage to myself.
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WORDS RELATED TO OVERCAUTIOUS

  • attentive
  • cagey
  • calculating
  • canny
  • careful
  • cautious
  • chary
  • circumspect
  • discreet
  • gingerly
  • leery
  • noncommittal
  • on the lookout
  • overcareful
  • overcautious
  • prudent
  • reserved
  • restrained
  • reticent
  • safe
  • vigilant
  • wary
  • watchful
  • with eyes peeled
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.