overcompensate definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To engage in overcompensation.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To pay (some one) too-much; compensate too much.
  • verb:
    • to complete an excessive amount in a single area in order to over come a perceived absence an additional area.
    • to produce excessive pay or reward for work performed.
    • to create excessive modifications for concern about making a mistake.
    • make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating great qualities
    • make excessive modifications for anxiety about making a mistake

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