mal·​adapt·​ed | \ ˌma-lə-ˈdap-təd How to pronounce maladapted (audio) \

Definition of maladapted

: unsuited or poorly suited (as to a particular use, purpose, or situation)

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Aggression becomes a maladapted trait when it’s not channeled. The Cut, "What Aggression Really Means to Boys," 5 Mar. 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of maladapted was in 1918

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to spread over or through

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