Definitions for overcompensationˈoʊ vərˌkɒm pənˈseɪ ʃən

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  1. overcompensation(noun)

    (psychiatry) an attempt to overcome a real or imagined defect or unwanted trait by overly exaggerating its opposite

  2. overcompensation(noun)

    excessive compensation

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  1. overcompensation(Noun)

    An excess amount provided in one area in an effort to overcome a perceived lack in another area.

  2. overcompensation(Noun)

    Excessive pay or reward provided for work performed.


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