Definition of overfearful in US English:

overfearful

adjective

  • Excessively fearful.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Whately (1583–1639), Church of England clergyman and puritan preacher. From over- + fearful.

Pronunciation

overfearful

/ˌəʊvəˈfɪəf(ʊ)l/