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Definition of "maladjusted" [maladjusted]

  • Poorly adjusted: a maladjusted carburetor. (adjective)
  • Inadequately adjusted to the demands or stresses of daily living. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "maladjusted" in a sentence
  • "Along with good jobs and an extensive system of social services, loving wives and mothers facilitated the process of rehabilitating bitter and "maladjusted" veterans who might otherwise destabilize American society and politics. 51"
  • "Indeed if the world knows no justice, we're better off staying maladjusted."
  • "For those of you who are so petty to throw everyone else under the buss because of your maladjusted attitudes, walking down the street with your head not your hat turned backwards would lose it all because of your own ignorance!"