overcompensatory
adjective see overcompensation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • overcompensatory — overcompensate ► VERB ▪ take excessive measures to compensate for something. DERIVATIVES overcompensation noun overcompensatory adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • overcompensatory — See overcompensate. * * * …   Universalium

  • overcompensatory — adjective Tending to overcompensate; providing excessive compensation …   Wiktionary

  • overcompensatory — over·compensatory …   English syllables

  • overcompensatory — adjective see overcompensate * * * overcompenˈsatory adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑over …   Useful english dictionary

  • overcompensation — overcompensatory /oh veuhr keuhm pen seuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /oh veuhr kom peuhn say sheuhn/, n. Psychoanal. 1. a pronounced striving to neutralize and conceal a strong but unacceptable character trait by substituting for it an opposite… …   Universalium

  • overcompensation — 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 • overcompensate verb • overcompensatory adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • overcompensate — verb a) To do an excessive amount in one area in an effort to overcome a perceived lack in another area. b) To provide excessive pay or reward for work performed. See Also: overcompensation, overcompensatory …   Wiktionary

  • overcompensation — noun a) An excess amount provided in one area in an effort to overcome a perceived lack in another area. b) Excessive pay or reward provided for work performed. See Also: overcompensate, overcompensatory …   Wiktionary

  • overcompensate — verb take excessive measures to compensate for something. Derivatives overcompensating adjective overcompensatingly adverb overcompensation noun overcompensatory adjective …   English new terms dictionary

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