misadjustment

noun mis·ad·just·ment \ ˌmis-ə-ˈjəst-mənt \

Definition of misadjustment

plural misadjustments
: incorrect or improper adjustment
  • The seats at some events are equipped with radiators to warm the bottoms of the spectators, although a slight misadjustment could give new meaning to the term "standing room only."
  • —Bob Ford

First Known Use of misadjustment

1827

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