misadjustment

noun

mis·​ad·​just·​ment ˌmis-ə-ˈjəst-mənt How to pronounce misadjustment (audio)
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

Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misadjustment was in 1827

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Cite this Entry

“Misadjustment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misadjustment. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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