- arranged or fitted properly: Properly adjusted shelving will accommodate books of various heights.
- adapted to surroundings or circumstances (often used in combination): a well-adjusted child.
Origin of adjusted
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Examples from the Web for well-adjusted
It takes a really smart and well-adjusted person to play someone so odd as Morgan Tookers.Inside the Mind of The Mindy Project’s Resident Weirdo, Ike Barinholtz
September 16, 2014
“The data suggest that children of gay parents end up just as well-adjusted as those in heterosexual couples,” Markman told me.The Neuroscience of My Gay Dad/Mom Brain
May 30, 2014
His conclusion was that “overall, winners were well-adjusted, secure, and generally happy from the experience.”Will Winning the Mega Millions Kill You? (Science Says No.)
December 17, 2013
He has an undeniably useful tool for an investigator, to be sure, but not one that lends itself to a happy or well-adjusted life.This Week’s Hot Reads: May 6, 2013
May 6, 2013
The high-impact career, the harmonious marriage, the healthy, well-adjusted child?This Week’s Hot Reads: Oct. 15, 2012
October 15, 2012
Equilibrium results from that well-adjusted opposition of forces.How France Built Her Cathedrals
Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
There should be a well-adjusted thermometer in every sick-room.
You were rescued, and came out of your suit as well-adjusted, as balanced as you'd gone in.The Giants From Outer Space
Geoff St. Reynard
She had long since abandoned any hope of Madeleine being, even by stretching the norm, a well-adjusted girl.The Mating of the Moons
Only by well-adjusted taxation was it possible to meet the public necessities.
- mentally and emotionally stable
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Word Origin and History for well-adjusted
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