Definition of Maladjustment

1. Noun. The condition of being unable to adapt properly to your environment with resulting emotional instability.

Generic synonyms: Personality Disorder



Definition of Maladjustment

1. n. A bad adjustment.

Definition of Maladjustment

1. Noun. A poor or faulty adjustment, especially of a mechanism ¹

2. Noun. (psychology) The inability to adjust oneself to the needs of others, or to the stresses of normal life ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Maladjustment

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Maladjustment

1. In the mental health professions, an inability to cope with the problems and challenges of everyday living. Origin: mal-+ adjust, fr. O.Fr. Adjuster, fr. L.L. Adjuxto, to put close to, + -ment (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maladjustment

malactic
maladaptation
maladaptations
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maladaptive
maladaptively
maladaptiveness
maladdress
maladie
maladie des jambes
maladies
maladious
maladjusted
maladjustive
maladjustment (current term)
maladjustments
maladminister
maladministered
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maladroit
maladroitly
maladroitness
maladroitnesses
maladroits
malady
malagma
malaguena

Literary usage of Maladjustment

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1. Unemployment: A Problem of Industry by William Henry Beveridge Beveridge (1912)
"Such changes best considered under a more general heading as one type of factors producing qualitative- maladjustment in the labour market. ..."

2. Criminology by Maurice Parmelee (1918)
"... of the criminal — Mental defect and moral deficiency: moral imbecility and insanity — The social maladjustment of the criminal. ..."

3. Government War Contracts by John Franklin Crowell (1920)
"CHAPTER XXV Contractual maladjustment in Aircraft Relations In general, it may be said that the terms of aircraft awards, as the urgency for producing ..."

4. Readings in Industrial Society: A Study in the Structure and Functioning of by Leon Carroll Marshall (1918)
"A second type of maladjustment between the demand for and the supply of labour is found in actual fluctuations of industrial' activity. ..."

5. Preliminary Economic Studies of the War by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Division for Economics and History (1920)
"CHAPTER XXV Contractual maladjustment in Aircraft Relations In general, it may be said that the terms of aircraft awards, as the urgency for producing ..."

6. The Labor Market by Don Divance Lescohier (1919)
"maladjustment OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND It often happens that an employer is seeking a certain kind j of worker when there are men of that very kind out of ..."

7. The American Railroad Problem: A Study in War and Reconstruction by Isaiah Leo Sharfman (1921)
"The Historic Roots of maladjustment In a very real sense the entire history of railroad transportation in the United States constitutes the background of ..."

8. The Budget and Responsible Government: A Description and Interpretation of by Frederick Albert Cleveland, Arthur Eugene Buck (1920)
"Evidence of Institutional maladjustment Instead of drawing our inspiration from those who appeal for the maintenance of the status quo as a patriotic ..."

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