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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).
Although modern aims and purposes of punishment have not been able to cast off all of their past components, the existing concept is intended to foster actions which will allow the released convict to be reinstated in free society, respecting its basic standards of behavior, and prepare him or her for living within the law and abandoning unlawful and maladjusted behavior.
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.
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.
Thoughtful consideration of the time and personnel limitations as well as the needs of the other members of the camp community may indeed lead the director to send a seriously maladjusted problem camper home (Kraus & Scanlin, 1983).
Considerable attention, as exemplified in the article by Nelson, Rutherford, Center, and Walker, appearing in the March/April 1991 issue, has been given to the question of whether public schools have an obligation to serve children and youth who are socially maladjusted (SM).
There's a stigma attached to dating sites because if you're doing that it means you're socially maladjusted or something's wrong with you in some way," Sariahmed said from Syracuse University.
Make no mistake, they are not artists, they are miscreants, malcontents and maladjusted vandals that thumb their noses at all of us.
AND maladjusted, objectionable, self-pitying, socially challenged, Billy no mates Celebrity Big Brother housemate Lauren Harries, a genetic mutation between Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Blofeld's cat.
The target habitats are threatened by severe fragmentation, afforestation, tourist disturbances, and maladjusted hydrological management.