overcompensate

[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəkˈɒmpənsˌe‍ɪt/ ]
VERB
  1. make excessive corrections for fear of making an error
  2. make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
    he is compensating for being a bad father
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How To Use overcompensate In A Sentence

  • Chris is one of those small men who overcompensate for their lack of height with a larger than life personality.
  • In other words, after the two workouts, your glycogen stores are so depleted that your body overcompensates by loading your muscles with more glycogen than normal.
  • Trying to overcompensate and give her the things we never had. GYPSY MASALA
  • In 2000 the British Medical Association warned that female TV stars often dieted to appear slim on TV, but ended up too thin because they tended to overcompensate for the effects of television.
  • Inexperience makes itself obvious through unconsidered and overcompensated design - design that makes up in clutter for what it lacks in compositional sense.
  • Because I knew this was a weakness of mine, I overcompensated by buying more science kits and books than one family could use in a couple of lifetimes.
  • Has the speed to beat his man around the corner and when the lineman overcompensates to the outside, he shows that swim move needed to break into the backfield from the inside ... USATODAY.com
  • Her obsession with belonging and entitlement prompt her to overcompensate for attributes she lacks.
  • So that dichotomy, that -- that, probably, a need to overcompensate for this deep insecurity could contribute to that whole power control debate that we're having right now, if that was really part of his personality that it caused him to decompensate, if there was a confrontation between him and the victim. CNN Transcript Sep 18, 2009
  • Chris is one of those small men who overcompensate for their lack of height with a larger than life personality.
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