Meaning of overcompensation
Pronunciation: (ō'vur-kom"pun-sā'shun), [key]
— n. Psychoanal.
- a pronounced striving to neutralize and conceal a strong but unacceptable character trait by substituting for it an opposite trait.
- compensation to an unnecessary or unreasonable degree: The pay was overcompensation for the work done.
- overcompensation (Thesaurus)