- badly or unsatisfactorily adjusted, especially in relationship to one's social circumstances, environment, etc.
Origin of maladjusted
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Examples from the Web for maladjusted
And within the first minutes, a maladjusted designer is weeping over a personal matter.
Within the first minutes, a maladjusted designer is weeping over a personal matter.
All she wants is a clinic of her own so that she can help the maladjusted.The Cartels Jungle
Irving E. Cox, Jr.
The mad glint in his eyes is likely to be nothing more ominous than maladjusted contact lenses.After the Rain
Had you had the impression that, or did you have the impression that he was generally a maladjusted person?
Well, certainly from his whole situation I would conclude that he was maladjusted.
I got the impression he was very unsatisfied and unadjusted, maladjusted.
- psychol suffering from maladjustment
- badly adjusted
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Word Origin and History for maladjusted
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Inadequately adjusted to the demands or stresses of daily living.
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