Definition of maladjusted in English:

maladjusted

Syllabification: mal·ad·just·ed
Pronunciation: /ˌmaləˈjəstid
 
/

adjective

  • Failing or unable to cope with the demands of a normal social environment: maladjusted behavior
    More example sentences
    • High scorers are viewed as maladjusted, whiney, demanding, and quick-tempered.
    • Ghost World realistically portrays the often obsessive, compulsive and maladjusted postures of youth.
    • They are socially maladjusted, and attention and dependence seeking.
    Synonyms
    disturbed, unstable, neurotic, unbalanced, unhinged, dysfunctional
    informal mixed up, screwed up, messed up

Derivatives

maladjustment

Pronunciation: /-ˈjəstmənt/
noun
More example sentences
  • Johnson and Norem-Hebeisen noted that destructive conflict leads to social isolation which is associated with behavioral maladjustment.
  • Existing studies have primarily looked at the ideational content of self-statements within single domains of childhood maladjustment.
  • These negative outcomes may lead to social isolation, loss of status among peers, and psychological maladjustment.

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