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dysfunctional

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dys·func·tion also dis·func·tion  (dĭs-fŭngk′shən)
n.
Abnormal or impaired functioning, especially of a bodily system or social group.

dys·func′tion·al adj.

dysfunctional (dɪsˈfʌŋkʃənəl)
adj
1. (Medicine) med (of an organ or part) not functioning normally
2. (esp of a family) characterized by a breakdown of normal or beneficial relationships between members of the group

dys•func•tion•al (dɪsˈfʌŋk ʃən əl)
adj.
1. unable to function normally.
2. characterized by abnormal or impaired functioning: a dysfunctional family.
[1945–50]
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Adj.1.dysfunctional - impaired in function; especially of a bodily system or organ
impaired - diminished in strength, quality, or utility; "impaired eyesight"
2.dysfunctional - (of a trait or condition) failing to serve an adjustive purpose; "dysfunctional behavior"
maladaptive - showing faulty adaptation
Translations
dysfunctional [dɪsˈfʌŋkʃənəl] ADJdisfuncional
dysfunctional [dɪsˈfʌŋkʃənəl] adj [family] → dysfonctionnel(le)
dysfunctional
adj family, backgrounddysfunktional; childhoodzerrüttet


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