Definition of Overcompensation in English :

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1. overcompensation

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

2. overcompensation

excessive compensation

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of overcompensation
an attempt to make up for a character trait by overexaggerating its opposite

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Excessive compensation, especially as exhibited by behavior that goes beyond what is needed to compensate for a perceived defect or deficiency.

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