Definition of Dysfunctional

1. Adjective. Impaired in function; especially of a bodily system or organ.

Similar to: Impaired
Derivative terms: Dysfunction



2. Adjective. (of a trait or condition) failing to serve an adjustive purpose. "Dysfunctional behavior"
Exact synonyms: Nonadaptive
Similar to: Maladaptive

Definition of Dysfunctional

1. Adjective. Functioning incorrectly or abnormally. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dysfunctional

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Dysfunctional

1. Working improperly or abnormally. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dysfunctional

dysenteric algid malaria
dysenteric diarrhoea
dysenterical
dysenteries
dysentery antitoxin
dysentery bacillus
dyserethism
dysergia
dysesthesia
dysesthesias
dysferlin
dysfibrinogenaemia
dysfunction
dysfunctional (current term)
dysfunctionalities
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dysgammaglobulinaemia
dysgammaglobulinemia
dysgammaglobulinemias
dysgeneses
dysgenesis
dysgenetic
dysgenic
dysgenics
dysgeusia

Literary usage of Dysfunctional

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. State of the Nation: South Africa 2007 by S Buhlungu (2007)
"... more dysfunctional than developmental? Roger Southall The two preceding volumes of State of the Nation have highlighted the aspiration of President ..."

2. Transforming Further Education and Training in South Africa: A Case Study of by Andre Kraak, Graham Hall (1999)
"8.2 dysfunctional LABOUR MARKET: THE NEED ... from the results of the KZN technical colleges study is the entirely dysfunctional nature of the labour market ..."

3. Voices of Perfectionism: Perfectionistic Gifted Adolescents in a Rural by Patricia A. Schuler (2000)
"For the dysfunctional perfectionists, mistakes were not opportunities to learn, but humiliations to be avoided. They lacked positive coping strategies to ..."

4. You Can Choose to Be Happy: "Rise Above" Anxiety, Anger, and Depression by Tom G. Stevens (1998)
"NEGATIVE SELF-BELIEFS GENERATE dysfunctional THOUGHTS AND HABITS Viewing ourselves ... The dysfunctional way to deal with our shortcomings is to cling to ..."

5. Empowering Families, Helping Adolescents: Family-Centered Treatment of edited by Wendy Snyder (1998)
"Finally, the term "dysfunctional family" has been used in both the addictions and family therapy fields. While many adolescents and adults have found relief ..."

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