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English definition of “maladjusted”


adjective     /ˌmæl.əˈdʒʌs.tɪd/
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 Mental and psychiatric disorders maladjustment     /-mənt/ noun [U] antisocial behaviour and other signs of maladjustmentMental and psychiatric disorders
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