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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities;
- Example: "he is compensating for being a bad father"
[syn: cover, compensate, overcompensate]

2. make excessive corrections for fear of making an error;
[syn: over-correct, overcompensate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

overcompensate \overcompensate\ v. to make excessive corrections for fear of making an error. Syn: over-correct, compensate too much. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

overcompensate v 1: make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; "he is compensating for being a bad father" [syn: cover, compensate, overcompensate] 2: make excessive corrections for fear of making an error [syn: over-correct, overcompensate]