Definition of maladjusted in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmaləˈjəstəd/


Failing or unable to cope with the demands of a normal social environment: maladjusted behavior
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  • 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.
disturbed, unstable, neurotic, unbalanced, unhinged, dysfunctional
informal mixed up, screwed up, messed up



Pronunciation: /ˌmaləˈjəs(t)mənt/
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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Syllabification: mal·ad·just·ed

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