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overcompensation

Pronunciation: o'ver-kom'pen-sa'shun

Definition:

  1. An exaggeration of personal capacity by which one overcomes a real or imagined inferiority.
  2. The process in which a psychological deficiency inspires exaggerated correction.

See: compensation

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