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ˌmæl əˈdʒʌs tɪdmal·ad·just·ed

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  1. maladjustedadjective

    poorly adjusted to demands and stresses of daily living

    "a maladjusted child"

  2. disturbed, maladjustedadjective

    emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships

  3. maladjustedadjective

    not well adjusted

    "a maladjusted carburetor"


  1. maladjustedadjective

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


  1. maladjusted

    Maladjusted refers to a person's inability to adapt or cope effectively with the demands and challenges of their environment or society. This may result in social or psychological dysfunction or disruptive behavior. It can also refer to a system or machine that is not functioning properly due to erroneous settings or adjustment.


  1. Maladjusted

    Maladjusted is an album by Morrissey, released on 11 August 1997. The album was praised at the time as a return to form for Morrissey, albeit one without the broad appeal of some of his earlier work.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maladjusted in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maladjusted in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of maladjusted in a Sentence

  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

  2. André Maurois:

    The need to express oneself in writing springs from a mal-adjustment to life, or from an inner conflict which the adolescent (or the grown man) cannot resolve in action. Those to whom action comes as easily as breathing rarely feel the need to break loose from the real, to rise above, and describe it... I do not mean that it is enough to be maladjusted to become a great writer, but writing is, for some, a method of resolving a conflict, provided they have the necessary talent.

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