- bad or unsatisfactory adjustment.
Origin of maladjustment
Related Words for maladjustmentinsanity, schizophrenia, inhibition, breakdown, psychopathy, abnormality, madness, aberration, derangement, deviation, phobia, affliction, instability, compulsion, obsession, hysteria, maladjustment, neurasthenia, depression, lunacy
Examples from the Web for maladjustment
Historical Examples of maladjustment
The second great problem is that of maladjustment in thought.
The third problem is that of maladjustment of buildings to community needs.
It represents rather a defect—a maladjustment which should be rectified.Supply and Demand
Hubert D. Henderson
But in fact such activity is explosive, and due to maladjustment with surroundings.Democracy and Education
It was in those days that I first became critical of my life and burdened with a sense of error and maladjustment.Tono Bungay
H. G. Wells
- psychol a failure to meet the demands of society, such as coping with problems and social relationships: usually reflected in emotional instability
- faulty or bad adjustment
Word Origin and History for maladjustment
- Faulty or inadequate adjustment.
- Inability to adjust to the demands of interpersonal relationships and the stresses of daily living.
Inability to react successfully and satisfactorily to the demands of one's environment. Though the term applies to a wide range of biological and social conditions, it often implies an individual's failure to meet social or cultural expectations. In psychology, the term generally refers to unsatisfactory behavior patterns that cause anxiety and require psychotherapy.