maladaptive


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mal·a·dap·tive

 (măl′ə-dăp′tĭv)
adj.
1. Marked by faulty or inadequate adaptation.
2. Not assisting or promoting adaptation.

maladaptive

(ˌmæləˈdæptɪv)
adj
1. unsuitably adapted or adapting poorly to (a situation, purpose, etc)
2. not encouraging adaptation
ˌmalaˈdapted adj
ˌmalaˈdaptively adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.maladaptive - showing faulty adaptation
adaptative, adaptive - having a capacity for adaptation; "the adaptive coloring of a chameleon"
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