maladjusted

[mal-uh-juhs-tid]

adjective

badly or unsatisfactorily adjusted, especially in relationship to one's social circumstances, environment, etc.

Origin of maladjusted

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

maladjusted

adjective

psychol suffering from maladjustment
badly adjusted
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Word Origin and History for maladjusted
adj.

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

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Medicine definitions for maladjusted

maladjusted

[măl′ə-justĭd]

adj.

Inadequately adjusted to the demands or stresses of daily living.
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