Definition of maladjustment in US English:

maladjustment

noun

  • 1Failure to cope with the demands of a normal social environment.

    ‘children of parents with chronic illness are at risk of psychological maladjustment’
    1. 1.1 Faulty adjustment, especially regarding finances.
      ‘economic maladjustment left the currency hopelessly vulnerable’
      ‘basic maladjustments in the cost structure’

Pronunciation

maladjustment

/ˌmæləˈdʒəs(t)mənt//ˌmaləˈjəs(t)mənt/