well-ad·​just·​ed ˌwel-ə-ˈjə-stəd How to pronounce well-adjusted (audio)

Examples of well-adjusted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All three kids were well-adjusted and well-liked by their peers. Ed Ternan, Men's Health, 17 Aug. 2023 Likewise one child of a doting mother like Shy’s will be well-adjusted and easygoing. Rachel Connolly, The New Republic, 17 July 2023 Several then-kids implicated in the saga are not so well-adjusted, according to his reporting: Hunter and Carly have recanted their testimonies, saying Margie worked to orchestrate their answers. Paul Schrodt, Vulture, 29 June 2023 No matter how well-adjusted, a system cannot provide this level of interaction. Jon Stojan, Journal Sentinel, 2 June 2023 However, at age 20, children born via egg or sperm donation and surrogacy were psychologically well-adjusted, the study found, especially if parents told the children about their birth history before age 7. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 12 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of well-adjusted was in 1809

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“Well-adjusted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-adjusted. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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well-ad·​just·​ed (ˈ)wel-ə-ˈjəs-təd How to pronounce well-adjusted (audio)

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