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maladjusted

[mal-uh-juhs-tid] /ˌmæl əˈdʒʌs tɪd/
adjective
1.
badly or unsatisfactorily adjusted, especially in relationship to one's social circumstances, environment, etc.
Origin of maladjusted
1880-1885
1880-85; mal- + adjusted
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  • I got the impression he was very unsatisfied and unadjusted, maladjusted.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • All she wants is a clinic of her own so that she can help the maladjusted.

    The Cartels Jungle Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  • "The last fiscal mental health report showed the percentage of maladjusted—" She laughed throatily.

    The Cartels Jungle Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  • The mad glint in his eyes is likely to be nothing more ominous than maladjusted contact lenses.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • Had you had the impression that, or did you have the impression that he was generally a maladjusted person?

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Well, certainly from his whole situation I would conclude that he was maladjusted.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • From a multi-dialed console Ann verbally transmitted a new personality directly into the maladjusted mind.

    The Cartels Jungle Irving E. Cox, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for maladjusted

maladjusted

/ˌmæləˈdʒʌstɪd/
adjective
1.
(psychol) suffering from maladjustment
2.
badly adjusted
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Word Origin and History for maladjusted
adj.

1846, from mal- + adjusted (see adjust).

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maladjusted in Medicine

maladjusted mal·ad·just·ed (māl'ə-jus'tĭd)
adj.
Inadequately adjusted to the demands or stresses of daily living.

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