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maladjusted

(măl′ə-jŭs′tĭd)
adj.
Inadequately adjusted to the demands or stresses of daily living.

maladjusted

[mal′adjus′tid]
Etymology: L, malus, bad, adjuxtare, to bring together
appearing unable to maintain effective relationships needed to fit into the environment and showing irritability, depression, and other psychogenic conditions.

maladjusted

Poorly adjusted; unhappy or unsuccessful because of inability or failure to adjust to life's stresses. Marked by depression, anxiety, and irritability.
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Another respect in which the ideals of the maladjusted are high is that they are highly valued.
Here, a neural network model was created to ascertain how various measures would relate to adolescents characterized as well-adjusted, nominally adjusted (some dysfunctions), and maladjusted (serious dysfunctions).
Kleinmuntz (1960) identified six clusters of items from the Mt sc le that suggested characteristics that might describe maladjusted students, he first cluster involved feelings of ineffectiveness and worthlessness.
Socially, it must be a trustworthy instrument for a society which demands its rights and safety, the prevention of recidivism and the correction of maladjusted and wrongful behavior.
But many civil libertarians fear the programs will single out or profile students who are simply maladjusted but not menacing.
Knight asked the NLC membership to commit to being maladjusted to an America or a community where hate crimes still occur, where discrimination persists, where too many fellow human beings are abused and exploited, where any citizen is denied fundamental freedoms or that lacks opportunities for a decent life for every citizen, until there is a transformation of the American spirit.
This takes a terrible toll on their kids, who are more likely to fall behind in reading, flunk classes, and be maladjusted than other kids.
By focusing upon the contexts for high-risk behaviour, the authors aim to shift causal and moral responsibility away from maladjusted individuals and onto the often chaotic circumstances under which their growing up takes place.
Maladjusted people on the other hand, seem to be unable to formulate meaningful life plans and goals and usually experience dissatisfaction.
His reputation was secured, however, by La Prisonniere (1926; The Captive), a psychological study of the sufferings of a sexually maladjusted woman.
A recent "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" episode featured a disabled woman whose maladjusted anger and bitterness were soothed by the ministrations of her nondisabled doctor.
Adolescents who used drugs frequently were maladjusted, showing a distinct personality syndrome marked by interpersonal alienation, poor impulse control, and manifest emotional distress.