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Contentment vs Overcompensation - What's the difference?

contentment | overcompensation |

As nouns the difference between contentment and overcompensation

is that contentment is the state or degree of being contented while overcompensation is an excess amount provided in one area in an effort to overcome a perceived lack in another area.

contentment

Noun

(en-noun)
  • the state or degree of being contented
  • * 1908 ,
  • Then they got out their boat from the boat-house, sculled down the river home, and at a very late hour sat down to supper in their own cosy riverside parlour, to the Rat's great joy and contentment.
  • happiness in one's situation; satisfaction
  • the neurophysiological experience of satisfaction and being at ease in one's situation, body, and/or mind.
  • Antonyms

    * discontentment

    overcompensation

    English

    Noun

  • An excess amount provided in one area in an effort to overcome a perceived lack in another area.
  • Excessive pay or reward provided for work performed.