Maladjusted – failing to cope with normal life; maladjusted people have been raised in a way that does not prepare them for society's demands
The mallet adjusted (maladjusted) her coping mechanism. She was now failing to cope with normal life.
Examples of maladjusted in a sentence
The naughty boy was sent to a home for maladjusted youths.
They surveyed the women's prison and found a large quantity of the inmates were maladjusted.
A scary amount of children who are television addicts are already maladjusted.