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.
the state or degree of being contented
* 1908 ,
happiness in one's situation; satisfaction
the neurophysiological experience of satisfaction and being at ease in one's situation, body, and/or mind.
- 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.
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.