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dys·func·tion

 (dĭs-fŭngk′shən)
n.
1. Abnormal or impaired functioning of a bodily system or organ.
2. Failure to achieve or sustain a behavioral norm or expected condition, as in a social relationship.

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
dysfunktional

dysfunctional

[dɪsˈfʌŋkʃənəl] ADJdisfuncional

dysfunctional

[dɪsˈfʌŋkʃənəl] adj [family] → dysfonctionnel(le)

dysfunctional

adj family, backgrounddysfunktional; childhoodzerrüttet
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