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Synonyms for dysfunctional
dɪsˈfʌŋk ʃən əldys·func·tion·al

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. dysfunctionaladjective

    eufunctional, functional

  2. dysfunctionaladjective

    functional, eufunctional

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. dysfunctionaladjective

    impaired in function; especially of a bodily system or organ


    adaptive, adaptative, unimpaired

  2. dysfunctional, nonadaptiveadjective

    (of a trait or condition) failing to serve an adjustive purpose

    "dysfunctional behavior"


    adaptative, adaptive, unimpaired

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  1. Amy Cohen:

    The system has been very dysfunctional, and it’s getting worse.

  2. Berton Averre:

    To err is dysfunctional, to forgive co-dependent.

  3. Daniel Feller:

    The one case that you can look back to where Congress had been equally and even more dysfunctional is the 1850s and of course that is not encouraging because of what happened at the end of that.

  4. Kevin Powell:

    We have watched folks on national television talk race, gender and sex, relationships, addictions, and engage in all kinds of behavior, including Charlie Sheen leading up to his HIV-positive announcement, this is why he is being hailed on social media for coming forth. Because as wild and dysfunctional as Charlie's life has been, he really is us, and we are him.

  5. Daren Blomquist:

    Both of those states had the unfortunate combination of a massive volume of foreclosure activity spawned by the housing bubble burst along with a dysfunctional foreclosure process resulting from lenders and servicers cutting corners when it came to foreclosure documentation.

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