Definition of Too-careful

1. Adjective. Excessively or unduly careful.

Exact synonyms: Overcareful
Similar to: Careful



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Too-careful

tonsors
tonsure
tonsured
tonsures
tonsuring
tontine
tontine insurance
tontiner
tontiners
tontines
tontons
tonus
tonuses
tony
too
too-careful (current term)
too-generous
too-greedy
too bad
too bad, so sad
too big for one's boots
too big for one's breeches
too big for one's britches
too big to fail
too clever by half
too hot to hold
too large
too little
too little, too late
too many cooks spoil the broth

Literary usage of Too-careful

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1. The Practical Works by David Clarkson (1865)
"If he be too much addicted to one of them, too careful to observe it, the other will be ... If you be too careful to lay up treasure on earth, you will not, ..."

2. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1874)
"TOO CAREFUL BY HALF. WE were a party of four—four working men—two of us engaged in the works of Culvert Brothers, engine-makers, of Grub- town, ..."

3. The Bookman (1903)
"«t One cannot be too careful in dealing with the literary temperament. If he is a young man of promise, call him a bare possibility. ..."

4. A Collection of the Political Writings of William Leggett by William Leggett, Theodore Sedgwick (1840)
"We cannot be too careful to keep entirely separate the things which belong to government from those which belong to religion. ..."

5. Literary News by L. Pylodet, Augusta Harriet (Garrigue) Leypoldt (1889)
"If any charge of misdemeanor can be brought against Miss Hapgood, it is that she is sometimes too careful, too conscientiously literal. ..."

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