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Meaning of OVERCOMPENSATION

Pronunciation:  'owvur`kâmpunseyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  excessive compensation
  2. [n]  (psychiatry) an attempt to overcome a real or imagined defect or unwanted trait by overly exaggerating its opposite
 

OVERCOMPENSATION is a 16 letter word that starts with O.

 

 See Also: compensation, compensation

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alienation, autism, autistic thinking, avoidance mechanism, blame-shifting, compensation, decompensation, defense mechanism, dereism, dereistic thinking, displacement, dissociation, emotional insulation, escape, escape into fantasy, escape mechanism, escapism, fantasizing, fantasy, flight, isolation, negativism, projection, psychotaxis, rationalization, resistance, sociological adjustive reactions, sublimation, substitution, wishful thinking, wish-fulfillment fantasy, withdrawal
 

 

 

 

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