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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.
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maladaptive

(ˌmæləˈdæptɪv)
adj
1. unsuitably adapted or adapting poorly to (a situation, purpose, etc)
2. not encouraging adaptation
ˌmalaˈdapted adj
ˌmalaˈdaptively adv
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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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