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maladapted

[ mal-uh-dap-tid ]
/ ˌmæl əˈdæp tɪd /
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adjective
poorly suited or adapted to a particular condition or set of circumstances: maladapted to the demands of modern society.
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Origin of maladapted

First recorded in 1940–45; mal- + adapted
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