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ill-adjusted

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Definition of ill-adjusted in English:

adjective

(Of a person) mentally and emotionally unstable: ill-adjusted parents
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  • The teachers and parents appeared to be in close agreement as to who the ill-adjusted children were.
  • There was seldom a moment in my otherwise ill-adjusted childhood during which I didn't think I was someone else.
  • Far from ill-adjusted, he was later reported to have worked with his partner, Edmonds, for eleven years "without a word of disagreement".

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