maladjusted

adjective mal·ad·just·ed \ ˌma-lə-ˈjəs-təd \

Definition of maladjusted

: poorly or inadequately adjusted; specifically : lacking harmony with one's environment from failure to adjust one's desires to the conditions of one's life

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First Known Use of maladjusted

1838

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MALADJUSTED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of maladjusted for English Language Learners

  • : not able to deal with other people in a normal or healthy way


MALADJUSTED Defined for Kids

maladjusted

adjective mal·ad·just·ed \ ˌma-lə-ˈjə-stəd \

Definition of maladjusted for Students

: not able to deal with other people in a normal or healthy way
  • a maladjusted person


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