Definition of overprecise in English:



  • Excessively accurate and careful about minor details.

    ‘overprecise estimates’
    • ‘The construction too is rendered rather basic and pure, with deceptively simple detailing that could even be called overprecise.’
    • ‘They speak in an overprecise way with much pedantic insistence on letters not generally sounded, especially Hs.’
    • ‘However, this analysis is per vein and thus includes patients more than once, so that the results are overprecise.’
    • ‘An overprecise or artificially rigid classification of qualifying circumstances is not what is called for under the Act.’
    • ‘An everyday example of overprecise measurement can be seen at the gas station.’
    • ‘A design should be reasonably simple as over-crowded features or overprecise arrangement of objects may lose spontaneity and dilute focus.’
    • ‘He blames Cornaro, the hygienist who advocated a specific regime of diet and lifestyle, for requirements such as special clothing or overprecise ordering of diet.’
    • ‘MacDonald later contended that some of his images had been overprecise, and considered a revised edition to tone them down.’
    • ‘Winnicott may well have intended to leave this concept without an overprecise definition.’
    • ‘The church of S. Lorenzo held for him the authority of an example and it did not occur to him to ask overprecise questions about when it was built.’
    critical, censorious, carping, captious, cavilling, quibbling, niggling
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