/oh'veuhr preuh tek"tiv/, adj.
unduly protective.
[1925-30; OVER- + PROTECTIVE]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • overprotective — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ excessively protective …   English terms dictionary

  • overprotective — adj. Overprotective is used with these nouns: ↑father, ↑mother, ↑parent …   Collocations dictionary

  • overprotective — o|ver|pro|tec|tive [ˌəuvəprəˈtektıv US ˌouvər ] adj so anxious to protect someone from harm that you restrict their freedom ▪ overprotective parents …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overprotective — o|ver|pro|tec|tive [ ,ouvərprə tektıv ] adjective too worried about someone s safety, so that you prevent them from being independent: an overprotective mother …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overprotective — adjective so anxious to protect someone from harm, danger etc that you restrict their freedom: I suppose I ve been overprotective, but Mike s my only son …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overprotective — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)prəˈtektɪv] / US [ˌoʊvərprəˈtektɪv] adjective too worried about someone s safety, so that you prevent them from being independent an overprotective mother …   English dictionary

  • overprotective — adjective overly protective (Freq. 1) overprotective parents • Similar to: ↑protective …   Useful english dictionary

  • overprotective — adjective excessively protective, wanting to give too much protection (especially to children) Ant: underprotective …   Wiktionary

  • overprotective — adj. overly protective, protective beyond normal standards …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overprotective — adjective excessively protective. Derivatives overprotect verb overprotection noun overprotectively adverb overprotectiveness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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