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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Make excessive corrections for fear of making an error; Make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities.

Usage examples (37)
  • Verb (used with object) : Some stockholders feel the executives are being overcompensated and that bonuses should be reduced
  • Not that I was trying to overcompensate for anything.
  • Often times if there is a delay, users overcompensate.
  • His strategy is to overcompensate when Tami joins him. for more
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