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compensation

[ kom-puhn-sey-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF compensation

Synonyms for compensation

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Antonyms for compensation

  • debt
  • hurt
  • loss
  • penalty
  • damage
  • deprivation
  • fine
  • forfeiture
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMPENSATION

Had they still been in his possession, that would have been some compensation.

All sorts of labor is got at enormous rates of compensation.

She had learned the law of compensation: that for every joy one pays in suffering.

If I carried with me a sad heart, there yet were already visible the dawnings of compensation.

For property that had been devastated or destroyed a similar maximum of compensation was voted.

If he acts in good faith he is not obnoxious to punishment--but entitled to compensation?

Perhaps this is the great Mother's compensation in a harsh mode of life.

There is a deeper fact in the soul than compensation, to wit, its own nature.

But the doctrine of compensation is not the doctrine of indifferency.

In the nature of the soul is the compensation for the inequalities of condition.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "action of compensating," from Latin compensationem (nominative compensatio) "a weighing one thing against another, a balancing," noun of action from past participle stem of compensare (see compensate). Meaning "what is given in recompense" is from c.1600; meaning "amends for loss or damages" is from 1804; meaning "salary, wages" is attested from 1787, American English. The psychological sense is from 1914.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMPENSATION

adjustment

nounfinancial retribution, payment of claim
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