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over·pro·tec·tive

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Princeton's WordNet4.7 / 3 votes

  1. overprotectiveadjective

    overly protective

    "overprotective parents"

    Antonyms:
    unprotective

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  1. List of paraphrases for "overprotective":

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  1. Brown Hyde:

    I tell myself I should be able to shake this off and deal with it. Yet here I am -- a mess. if you have a very overprotective parent, which would be myself, your children don't get to lead a normal life -- get on a bus, go on a field trip, stay the night with a friend. And that's been very difficult.

  2. Janis Brett Elspas:

    Moms back then in our neighborhood ... would bundle the kids up in multiple layers and lock them out of the house 'til dark, leaving us to build snow forts, sled down the hill or shovel driveways for extra spending money, how times have changed! Fast-forward to today. What is a mom to do when there's a blizzard in cold climates (or heavy rain and flooding in California)? Instead of locking the kids out, moms are overprotective and keep the kids inside.

  3. Darla Neal:

    If you have a very overprotective parent, which would be myself, your children don't get to lead a normal life -- get on a bus, go on a field trip, stay the night with a friend. And that's been very difficult, it's been a life of hard work, trying to be normal.

  4. Kent Kilgore:

    Dreams were broken, relationships with loved ones were damaged, and the harm now carries over to our children as many of us have become so overprotective that it strains the relationship with our kids.


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