from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Poorly adjusted: a maladjusted carburetor.
- adj. Inadequately adjusted to the demands or stresses of daily living.
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- adj. Badly adjusted to the demands and stresses of daily living; unable to cope.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not well adjusted
- adj. poorly adjusted to demands and stresses of daily living
- adj. emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships
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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!
Taggers are sociopathic maladjusted, angry misfits who need attantion a the cost of whatever they destroy.
I felt called to do what I call “get in the way,” to be maladjusted.
I felt called to do what I call ‘get in the way,’ to be maladjusted.
Conventionalizing maladjusted behavior may be good for ratings but the downside is the impact it has on the rest of us who have to endure the verbal abuse from a parent or derisive remarks from a girlfriend or bullying at school or the office.
Jeez — four children from the same marriage, no chain-smoking maladjusted exes, no surly teen stepkids, in-love literary-superstar parents — this is badness?
She was a queen bee: she had strapped to her head the Madonna/helicopter pilot headset, and clipped to her belt was a squawking walkie-talkie that would have been the pride of any socially maladjusted, authority-crazed mall cop.
There have been many cases of maladjusted men who have been 'driven' to commit serious crimes in the hopes of pleasing the object of their obsession.