maladaptive

[mal-uh-dap-tiv]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or characterized by maladaptation: The maladaptive behavior of isolated children was difficult to change.

Origin:
1930–35; mal- + adaptive

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maladaptive (ˌmæləˈdæptɪv)
 
adj
1.  unsuitably adapted or adapting poorly to (a situation, purpose, etc)
2.  not encouraging adaptation
 
mala'dapted
 
adj
 
mala'daptively
 
adv

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maladaptive
1931, from mal- + adaptive (see adapt).
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Example sentences
As part of its capacity for achievement, it must also be able to exercise
  control that stops maladaptive behavior.
It certainly is physically maladaptive in current times without significant
  cultural enhancement.
We all have to work harder at certain things or try to rein in our maladaptive
  behaviors when necessary.
Evolution has given us instinctual responses that are maladaptive in our
  present context.
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