Dysfunctional - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪsˈfʌŋkʃənl|  American pronunciation of the word dysfunctional
Brit.  |dɪsˈfʌŋkʃənl|  British pronunciation of the word dysfunctional

adjective

- impaired in function; especially of a bodily system or organ
- (of a trait or condition) failing to serve an adjustive purpose(syn: nonadaptive)

dysfunctional behavior

Examples

The disease causes gastrointestinal dysfunctions.

His quirkily dysfunctional family proved to be a bottomless well of inspiration for the novelist

...though generally serious, the novel about a seriously dysfunctional family is not without drollery...

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