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EtymologyEdit

From dysfunction +‎ -al.

AdjectiveEdit

dysfunctional (comparative more dysfunctional, superlative most dysfunctional)

  1. Not performing its proper or intended function.
  2. Functioning incorrectly or abnormally; especially, designating of a business, family or social group with harmful, aberrant, strange or abnormal behavior.

Usage notesEdit

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

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