misaligned

[mis-uh-lahynd]
adjective
improperly aligned.

Origin:
1945–50; misalign + -ed2

misalignment, noun
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misaligned (ˌmɪsəˈlaɪnd)
 
adj
placed or positioned wrongly or badly
 
misa'lignment
 
n

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misaligned
1948, from mis- (1) + align. Related: Misalignment (1924).
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Example sentences
Though his spine appears curved, it was probably misaligned during embalming.
After the operations, my eyes looked cosmetically straight but they were still
  slightly misaligned.
First, our regional power grids are overstressed and misaligned.
Since that mangling, his gimpy back has defined and misaligned his relationship
  with the world.
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