Meaning of OVERCOMPENSATION in English

OVERCOMPENSATION

transcription, транскрипция: [ -ˌkäm-pən-ˈsā-shən, -ˌpen- ]

noun

Date: 1912

: excessive compensation ; specifically : excessive reaction to a feeling of inferiority, guilt, or inadequacy leading to an exaggerated attempt to overcome the feeling

• over·com·pen·sate -ˈkäm-pən-ˌsāt verb

• over·com·pen·sa·to·ry -kəm-ˈpen(t)-sə-ˌtȯr-ē adjective

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