misadjusted

adjective

mis·​ad·​just·​ed ˌmis-ə-ˈjə-stəd How to pronounce misadjusted (audio)
: incorrectly or improperly adjusted
a problem caused by a misadjusted switch
A misadjusted brake position sensor will also cause the brake lights to stay on.Junior Damato

Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misadjusted was in 1860

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“Misadjusted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misadjusted. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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