overcompensation


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o·ver·com·pen·sa·tion

 (ō′vər-kŏm′pən-sā′shən)
n.
Excessive compensation, especially the exertion of effort in excess of that needed to compensate for a physical or psychological characteristic or defect.

overcompensation

(ˌəʊvəˌkɒmpɛnˈseɪʃən)
n
(Psychology) psychol an attempt to make up for a character trait by overexaggerating its opposite

o•ver•com•pen•sa•tion

(ˈoʊ vərˌkɒm pənˈseɪ ʃən)

n.
1. compensation to an unnecessary or unreasonable degree.
2. Psychoanal. a pronounced striving to overcome a trait perceived as unacceptable by substituting an opposite trait.
[1915–20; as psychoanalytic term, translation of German Überkompensation, coined by Alfred Adler]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overcompensation - (psychiatry) an attempt to overcome a real or imagined defect or unwanted trait by overly exaggerating its opposite
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
compensation - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors
2.overcompensation - excessive compensation
compensation - something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
Translations
surcompensation

overcompensation

[ˌəʊvəkɒmpenˈseɪʃən] Ncompensación f excesiva

o·ver·com·pen·sa·tion

n. sobrecompensación, intento exagerado de ocultar sentimientos de inferioridad o de culpa.

overcompensation

n (psych, etc.) sobrecompensación f
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