well-adjusted
adjective Date: 1692 well-balanced 2

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  • well adjusted — ˌwell adˈjusted [well adjusted] adjective (of a person) able to deal with people, problems and life in general in a normal, sensible way • The school aims to produce well adjusted members of society. compare …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-adjusted — well ad justed adj emotionally healthy and able to deal well with the problems of life ▪ a happy, well adjusted child …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • well-adjusted — 1735, in ref. to mechanisms, etc., from WELL (Cf. well) (adv.) + pp. of ADJUST (Cf. adjust). In ref. to emotional balance, recorded from 1959 …   Etymology dictionary

  • well-adjusted — also well adjusted ADJ GRADED A well adjusted person has a mature personality and can control their emotions and deal with problems without becoming anxious. ...a happy, loving and well adjusted family. Ant: maladjusted …   English dictionary

  • well-adjusted — /ˈwɛl ədʒʌstəd/ (say wel uhjusted) adjective 1. adjusted to function correctly: a well adjusted engine. 2. (of a person) of an equable temperament. Also, (especially in predicative use), well adjusted /wɛl əˈdʒʌstəd/ (say wel uh justuhd) …   Australian English dictionary

  • well-adjusted — adjective free from psychological disorder a well adjusted personality • Syn: ↑well balanced • Similar to: ↑adjusted …   Useful english dictionary

  • well adjusted — see well adjusted …   English dictionary

  • well-adjusted — well ad·just·ed ( )wel ə jəs təd adj WELL BALANCED (2) …   Medical dictionary

  • well-adjusted — well ad|just|ed [ ,wel ə dʒʌstəd ] adjective mentally strong and able to deal with problems without becoming very upset …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • well-adjusted — well′ adjust′ed adj …   From formal English to slang

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