maladjustment


mal·ad·just·ment

noun \-ˈjəs(t)-mənt\

Definition of MALADJUSTMENT

:  poor, faulty, or inadequate adjustment

First Known Use of MALADJUSTMENT

1833

mal·ad·just·ment

noun \ˌmal-ə-ˈjəs(t)-mənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MALADJUSTMENT

: poor, faulty, or inadequate adjustment; especially : failure to reach a satisfactory adjustment between one's desires and the conditions of one's life <emotional maladjustments> <symptoms of maladjustment…in early childhood—Psychological Abstracts>
mal·ad·just·ed \-əd\ adjective
mal·ad·jus·tive \-iv\ adjective

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