What is another word for maladjustment?

127 synonyms found


[ mˈalɐd͡ʒˌʌstmənt], [ mˈalɐd‍ʒˌʌstmənt], [ m_ˈa_l_ɐ_dʒ_ˌʌ_s_t_m_ə_n_t]

Maladjustment refers to the inability to adapt or adjust to an environment or situation. It can also denote a lack of suitability or compatibility with a particular circumstance or setting. There are several synonyms to this term that can be used in place of maladjustment, including dislocation, discordance, nonconformity, incongruity, incompatibility, and disharmony. Each of these words reflects the idea of a lack of harmony or unity with something. The use of alternative words can add variety and depth to writing, particularly in areas such as psychology and social sciences where descriptions of behaviors and personalities are commonplace.

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What are the opposite words for maladjustment?

Maladjustment refers to a situation where a person is unable to cope with the demands of their environment. Antonyms for maladjustment include adjustment, adaptation, conformity, and integration. An individual who is adjusted is flexible and able to adapt to new situations, whereas one who is maladjusted may struggle to cope with change. An individual who is adapted has successfully adjusted to their surroundings, whereas one who is maladjusted may continue to struggle. Conformity refers to the act of following established norms or customs, whereas maladjustment suggests a failure to do so. Integration implies a successful blending of different elements into a cohesive whole, whereas maladjustment suggests a lack of harmony or dissonance.

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Usage examples for Maladjustment

Hers was part of that economic maladjustment that the good-looking stranger had talked about, and even with the suffrage it would take generations to do anything for women like her.
"One Woman's Life"
Robert Herrick
"This is the way it begins," he said to himself, with horror, when he became fully aware that his nerves, now that he could not go to find Aurora when he chose, were suggesting to him all the time that the presence of Aurora was needed to quiet that sense of want, of maladjustment to conditions, haunting him like the desire for sleep.
"Aurora the Magnificent"
Gertrude Hall
But if some endocrine proves recalcitrant, and takes advantage of the situation to make itself dominant, trouble and maladjustment, and their psychic echoes, come.
"The Glands Regulating Personality"
Louis Berman, M.D.

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