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parataxic

[par-uh-tak-sik] /ˌpær əˈtæk sɪk/
adjective, Psychology
1.
of or characterized by emotional maladjustment.
2.
of or related to a lack of harmony between attitudes, ideas, etc., and other aspects of an individual's personality.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; paratax(is) + -ic
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