Maladjustment
Maladjustment \Mal`ad*just"ment\, n. [Mal- + adjustment.] A bad adjustment. [1913 Webster]

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  • maladjustment — index disaccord Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • maladjustment — 1823, from MAL (Cf. mal ) + ADJUSTMENT (Cf. adjustment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • maladjustment — n. an emotional maladjustment * * * [ˌmælə dʒʌstmənt] an emotional maladjustment …   Combinatory dictionary

  • maladjustment — In the mental health professions, an inability to cope with the problems and challenges of everyday living. [mal + adjust, fr. O.Fr. adjuster, fr. L.L. adjuxto, to put close to, + ment] social m. m. without manifest psychiatric disorder, as that… …   Medical dictionary

  • maladjustment — Synonyms and related words: abnormality, anomaly, brain disease, crack up, emotional disorder, emotional instability, functional nervous disorder, impropriety, inability, inadeptness, inadequacy, inadmissibility, inapplicability, inappositeness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • maladjustment —    severe mental illness    Literally, faulty adjustment of anything:     I was good at diverting myself, and others, from the deeper causes of my maladjustment . (Irvine, 1986 she was in an institution for the insane)    In educational jargon,… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • maladjustment — noun Date: 1833 poor, faulty, or inadequate adjustment …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • maladjustment — /mal euh just meuhnt/, n. bad or unsatisfactory adjustment. [1825 35; MAL + ADJUSTMENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • maladjustment — noun a) A poor or faulty adjustment, especially of a mechanism b) The inability to adjust oneself to the needs of others, or to the stresses of normal life …   Wiktionary

  • maladjustment — mal·ad just·ment || ‚mælÉ™ dÊ’ÊŒsmÉ™nt n. inability to adapt to one s environment, poor adjustment …   English contemporary dictionary

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