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- Not performing its proper or intended function.
- Functioning incorrectly or abnormally; especially, designating of a business, family or social group with harmful, aberrant, strange or abnormal behavior.
Used frequently in regard to social and organizational functioning: "dysfunctional quality assurance", dysfunctional family, dysfunctional behavior.
- dysfunction (noun)
functioning incorrectly or abnormally