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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Excessive salary; (psychiatry) an attempt to get on top of a real or imagined defect or unwanted trait by excessively exaggerating its opposite.

Usage examples (32)
  • (The word "overcompensation" immediately comes to mind ...)
  • An overcompensation, but nonetheless a fair question.
  • Would Freud have marked me down for overcompensation?
  • KURTZ: I wonder if there's an overcompensation factor. for more
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