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hyper- +‎ cautious


hypercautious (comparative more hypercautious, superlative most hypercautious)

  1. Especially or unreasonably cautious.
    • 2007 January 17, Scott Shane, “As Trial Begins, Cheney’s Ex-Aide Is Still a Puzzle”, in New York Times[1]:
      By all accounts a first-rate legal mind and a hypercautious aide whose discretion frustrated reporters, he is charged with repeatedly lying to a grand jury and to the F.B.I. about his leaks to the news media in the battle over Iraq war intelligence.