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


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for maladjusted

/ (ˌmæləˈdʒʌstɪd) /


psychol suffering from maladjustment
badly adjusted
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Medical definitions for maladjusted

[ măl′ə-justĭd ]


Inadequately adjusted to the demands or stresses of daily living.
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