Definition of Maladjusted

1. Adjective. Poorly adjusted to demands and stresses of daily living. "A maladjusted child"

Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology
Similar to: Unadapted, Unadjusted
Antonyms: Adjusted



2. Adjective. Emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships.
Exact synonyms: Disturbed
Similar to: Neurotic, Psychoneurotic

3. Adjective. Not well adjusted. "A maladjusted carburetor"
Similar to: Unadjusted

Definition of Maladjusted

1. Adjective. Badly adjusted to the demands and stresses of daily living; unable to cope. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Maladjusted

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maladjusted

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malacozoic
malactic
maladaptation
maladaptations
maladapted
maladaptive
maladaptively
maladaptiveness
maladdress
maladie
maladie de Roger
maladie des jambes
maladies
maladious
maladjusted (current term)
maladjustive
maladjustment
maladjustments
maladminister
maladministered
maladministers
maladministration
maladministrations
maladroit
maladroitly
maladroitness
maladroitnesses
maladroits
malady

Literary usage of Maladjusted

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Auxiliary Education: The Training of Backward Children by Bruno Maennel (1909)
"... maladjusted CHILD 'F delinquent-aggressive behavior is a natural outcome of frustrating experiences within certain personality-environment situations, ..."

2. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1890)
"They have further educational significance in that the efficiency of prediction for the well-adjusted group is 15% greater than that of the maladjusted ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... dependent upon a deranged or maladjusted mechanism — maladjustment of the apposed interosseous tissues, tightening, thickening or laxness of ligaments, ..."

4. The Journal of Educational Research by American Educational Research Association (1922)
"These groups of maladjusted children create the most difficult problems which the schools and society have to face. The responsibility for the improvement ..."

5. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association (1921)
"... his place in the family circle, and take a share, however small, in life's opportunities for service. MENTAL HYGIENE PROBLEMS OF maladjusted CHILDREN A. ..."

6. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"In endeavoring to assist the maladjusted individual, all these schools have much in common, since they all seek to bring to his attention elements in his ..."

7. Publication of the American Sociological Society by American Sociological Association (1917)
"II It is natural that psychiatric concepts originating in the treatment of the maladjusted variant individual should have been introduced to interpret ..."

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