overcompensation definition

  • noun:
    • exorbitant compensation, particularly the exertion of work in excess of that needed seriously to compensate for a physical or emotional attribute or problem.
    • a surplus quantity supplied in a single area in an attempt to overcome a perceived lack in another location.
    • exorbitant pay or reward provided for work performed.
    • extortionate settlement
    • (psychiatry) an attempt to overcome a proper or thought defect or undesirable trait by excessively exaggerating its contrary

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