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1. compensation

noun. ['ˌkɑːmpənˈseɪʃən'] something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury).

Synonyms

  • workmen's compensation
  • blood money
  • damages
  • reparation
  • recompense
  • counterbalance
  • restitution
  • reimbursement
  • emolument
  • overcompensation
  • redress
  • indemnification
  • amends
  • offset

Antonyms

  • death
  • prosecution
  • question
  • offence

Etymology

  • -ion (English)
  • compensate (English)
  • compensatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Compensation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word compensation


1. Noun, singular or mass
This pay is from a qualified deferred compensation plan known as a defined benefit plan.

Quotes containing the word compensation


1. The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

2. People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
- Søren Kierkegaard

3. A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it
- Roald Dahl

2. compensation

noun. ['ˌkɑːmpənˈseɪʃən'] the act of compensating for service or loss or injury.

Synonyms

  • correction
  • rectification
  • indemnification

Antonyms

  • unbalance
  • disproportion
  • wrong
  • middle

Etymology

  • -ion (English)
  • compensate (English)
  • compensatus (Latin)

3. compensation

noun. ['ˌkɑːmpənˈseɪʃən'] (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors.

Synonyms

  • defense reaction
  • defence mechanism
  • defense
  • defence reaction
  • overcompensation
  • defence

Etymology

  • -ion (English)
  • compensate (English)
  • compensatus (Latin)
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