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maladjustment

Psychol a failure to meet the demands of society, such as coping with problems and social relationships: usually reflected in emotional instability

maladjustment

[¦mal·ə′jəs·mənt]
(psychology)
Failure to conform or inadequate conformity due to the inability or a lack of motivation to change one's feelings or attitudes to adjust to the demands of the environment.
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In our study, the majority of respondents stated that their friends felt that synthetic cannabinoid was an accepted maladjusted behavior.
It is neither an index to 'human nature' nor an accident of 'chance' that most, if not all, so-called maladjusted persons in our society may be viewed as frustrated and distraught idealists.
The neologism Turkey became just another thoughtless idea maladjusted to reality of the country.
More and more they are proving themselves to be maladjusted to this globalized era and incapable of dealing with its repercussions.
The result was that sexually maladjusted seminarians became sexually maladjusted priests.
full of wry Wes Anderson-style humor and maladjusted misfits.
While the disabled Mark needs care and attention that Jeannie is only too happy to give, Tim (Khan Chittenden) has been so cowed by his overprotective mother that he's become a socially maladjusted virgin.
Compared to the usual mug shot of maladjusted geeks who get pinched for treason, the Litvinenko affair was more James Bond, less Aldrich Ames.
Neil Starr may look nothing like the archetypal front man, with his bespectacled face and rounded features, but his raw enthusiasm for his fans and his band alike mark him out as a maladjusted force to be reckoned with.
What next, I wonder, in the constant chopping and changing that has given us generations of maladjusted children, given to violence, addiction, depression and self-harming, who spend miserable days in classrooms that resemble beer-gardens and homes characterised by constant change?
The honor among men, the pride of women, the traumata of maladjusted princes, the megalomania of dwarfs, and the inferiority complexes of dragons--so many feminist, psychoanalytical, and pedagogical approaches abound in Duve's novel that even the ladies of the harem know their women's rights and like to smoke funny cigarettes.
Truth is, maladjusted and selfish homosexuals who would betray their families never could have conquered the West, nor could they have formed the substance for the mythic Western characters Americans love to see depicted in films.