overcompensate love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To engage in overcompensation.
  • intransitive verb To pay (someone) too much; compensate excessively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb to make excessive corrections for fear of making an error.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To do an excessive amount in one area in an effort to overcome a perceived lack in another area.
  • verb To provide excessive pay or reward for work performed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
  • verb make excessive corrections for fear of making an error


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