maladaptive(redirected from maladaptively)
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1. Marked by faulty or inadequate adaptation.
2. Not assisting or promoting adaptation.
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1. unsuitably adapted or adapting poorly to (a situation, purpose, etc)
2. not encouraging adaptation
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