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English definition of “maladjusted”

maladjusted

adjective uk   /ˌmæl.əˈdʒʌs.tɪd/ us  
describes a person, usually a child, who has been raised in a way that does not prepare them well for the demands of life, which often leads to problems with behaviour in the future: a residential school for disturbed and maladjusted children
maladjustment
noun [U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
antisocial behaviour and other signs of maladjustment
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