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maladjusted

[mal-uh-juhs-tid]
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adjective
  1. badly or unsatisfactorily adjusted, especially in relationship to one's social circumstances, environment, etc.
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Origin of maladjusted

First recorded in 1880–85; mal- + adjusted
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British Dictionary definitions for maladjusted

maladjusted

adjective
  1. psychol suffering from maladjustment
  2. badly adjusted
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Word Origin and History for maladjusted

adj.

1846, from mal- + adjusted (see adjust).

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maladjusted in Medicine

maladjusted

(măl′ə-justĭd)
adj.
  1. Inadequately adjusted to the demands or stresses of daily living.
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