Definitions for overcompensate

Definitions for (verb) overcompensate

Main entry: over-correct, overcompensate

Definition: make excessive corrections for fear of making an error

Main entry: compensate, cover, overcompensate

Definition: make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities

Usage: he is compensating for being a bad father

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