[mal-ad-uh p-tey-shuh n] /ˌmæl æd əpˈteɪ ʃən/
incomplete, inadequate, or faulty .
1829, from mal- + adaptation.
[mal-uh-dap-tid] /ˌmæl əˈdæp tɪd/ adjective 1. poorly suited or adapted to a particular condition or set of circumstances: maladapted to the demands of modern society.
[mal-uh-dap-tiv] /ˌmæl əˈdæp tɪv/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characterized by or incomplete, inadequate, or faulty adaptation: The maladaptive behavior of isolated children was difficult to change. /ˌmæləˈdæptɪv/ adjective 1. unsuitably adapted or adapting poorly to (a situation, purpose, etc) 2. not encouraging adaptation adj. 1912, from mal- + adaptive (see adapt).
/ˌmæləˈdrɛs/ noun 1. awkwardness; tactlessness
[mal-uh-dee] /ˈmæl ə di/ noun, plural maladies. 1. any disorder or disease of the body, especially one that is chronic or deepseated. 2. any undesirable or disordered condition: social maladies; a malady of the spirit. /ˈmælədɪ/ noun (pl) -dies 1. any disease or illness 2. any unhealthy, morbid, or desperate condition: a malady of the […]