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Dictionary entry overview: What does dysfunctional mean?
• DYSFUNCTIONAL (adjective)
The adjective DYSFUNCTIONAL has 2 senses:
1. impaired in function; especially of a bodily system or organ
2. (of a trait or condition) failing to serve an adjustive purpose
Familiarity information: DYSFUNCTIONAL used as an adjective is rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||dysfunctional [BACK TO TOP]|
Impaired in function; especially of a bodily system or organ
impaired (diminished in strength, quality, or utility)
|Sense 2||dysfunctional [BACK TO TOP]|
(of a trait or condition) failing to serve an adjustive purpose
maladaptive (showing faulty adaptation)
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