Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Faulty or inadequate adaptation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being poorly adapted to an environment

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Faulty adaptation; lack of adaptation.

Etymologies

mal- +‎ adaptation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In conclusion, early maladaptation, that is, upregulated thrombin generation and inhibition of fibrinolysis, occurred in one-third of the SCT patients associating with the development of GVHD, a finding suggesting an interplay between coagulation and immunology during SCT.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • Since man is meant to be happy and naturally seeks happiness, human suffering affects us primarily as a 'maladaptation', and so gives us pain.

    The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller

  • If religion were a maladaptation, it should have been extincted over the hundred thousand years of our existence.

    Steak or Savior

  • Hard to resist though, when these people, whose brains scream maladaptation with every word they write, know, in fact, nothing of the evolutionary theories they are rejecting.

    David Horton: Chimp business

  • The maladaptation of Darwin's theory of natural selection to society produces a growing gap between rich and poor, and concentrates wealth and power in the hands of a small group of smart but often unscrupulous managers and speculators.

    Ervin Laszlo / HEALING THE PLANET AN INTEGRAL DIAGNOSIS AND PRESCRIPTIONS FOR THE CURE

  • Finally, a psychological maladaptation that I do not share....

    The Narcissism Epidemic?

  • It is not clear that homosexuality is a biological mistake in the sense of a maladaptation.

    Hetracil, for Real This Time

  • Hạnh phúc sẽ trở thành một maladaptation hại khi nó dẫn đến nghiện.

    ideonexus.com »2005» tháng tám

  • Tiêu tan những cảm xúc khi không có hành động có thể xây dựng hoặc khai thác sức mạnh của nó để tạo động lực hướng tới một kết thúc sản xuất chỉ là hai chiến lược để đối phó với maladaptation của chúng tôi.

    ideonexus.com »2005» tháng tám

  • Phương tiện truyền thông và khai thác hùng biện maladaptation này.

    ideonexus.com »2005» tháng tám

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