adjusted

[ uh-juhs-tid ]
/ əˈdʒʌs tɪd /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. adjustability,
  2. adjustable,
  3. adjustable spanner,
  4. adjustable-pitch,
  5. adjustable-rate mortgage,
  6. adjusted gross income,
  7. adjuster,
  8. adjustive,
  9. adjustment,
  10. adjustment disorder

Origin of adjusted

First recorded in 1665–75; adjust + -ed2

Related formsmis·ad·just·ed, adjectivequa·si-ad·just·ed, adjectiveun·ad·just·ed, adjectivewell-ad·just·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for well-adjusted

well-adjusted

adjective (well adjusted when postpositive)

mentally and emotionally stable
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Word Origin and History for well-adjusted

well-adjusted

adj.

1735, in reference to mechanisms, etc., from well (adv.) + past participle of adjust. In reference to emotional balance, recorded from 1959.

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