dysfunctional

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dysfunction +‎ -al.

Adjective[edit]

dysfunctional (comparative more dysfunctional, superlative most dysfunctional)

  1. Not performing its proper or intended function.
    Antonym: operational, Hyponym: broken
  2. Functioning incorrectly or abnormally; especially, designating of a business, family or social group with harmful, aberrant, strange or abnormal behavior.
    Antonyms: eufunctional, functional, cooperative

Usage notes[edit]

Often used in regard to social and organizational functioning: "dysfunctional quality assurance", dysfunctional family, dysfunctional behavior.

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