Definition of maladaptive in English:

maladaptive

Syllabification: mal·a·dap·tive
Pronunciation: /ˌmaləˈdaptiv
 
/

adjective

technical
Not providing adequate or appropriate adjustment to the environment or situation.
More example sentences
  • They also describe ways of cultivating positive and agentic feelings and modifying maladaptive interpersonal patterns of expression.
  • The cycle of success and the maladaptive cycle are one behavioral system
  • Therapists help identify these maladaptive behaviors and how to counteract them.

Derivatives

maladaptation

Pronunciation: /-ˌadəpˈtāSHən, -ˌadˌap-/
noun
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  • Despite her present weight of 25.4 kg and height of 136.5 cm, no psychosocial maladaptations have been reported.
  • Carl Zimmer links to a paper on maladaptation, and briefly discusses the deficiencies in the ‘design’ of the eye.
  • The manipulations of the malaria parasite are remarkable adaptations, but the appendix is, to a great extent, an maladaptation.

maladapted

Pronunciation: /-ˈdaptəd/
adjective
More example sentences
  • The former says that we are maladapted to our social conditions - evolution hasn't caught up yet.
  • The rising prevalence of obesity is a sign of just how maladapted we are to modern life.
  • Prior weightings cannot determine current ones, since the former may be maladapted to the new situation.

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