maladjusted

[ mal-uh-juhs-tid ]
/ ˌmæl əˈdʒʌs tɪd /

adjective

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
/ (ˌmæləˈdʒʌstɪd) /

adjective

psychol suffering from maladjustment
badly adjusted
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Medical definitions for maladjusted

maladjusted
[ măl′ə-justĭd ]

adj.

Inadequately adjusted to the demands or stresses of daily living.
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