What does dysfunctional mean?

Definitions for dysfunctionaldɪsˈfʌŋk ʃən əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dysfunctional.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dysfunctional(adj)

    impaired in function; especially of a bodily system or organ

  2. dysfunctional, nonadaptive(adj)

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

    "dysfunctional behavior"


  1. dysfunctional(Adjective)

    Functioning incorrectly or abnormally.


  1. Dysfunctional

    Dysfunctional is the fifth studio album by heavy metal band Dokken, released in 1995. It was the band's first release after reuniting in 1993. Although the album entered the chart respectably at #47 at a time when 1980s hard rock and heavy metal had largely declined, sales quickly dropped off and were not enough to reach gold RIAA certification. According to Don Dokken, the album sold around 400,000 copies. The song "Too High to Fly" was released as a single from the album and was a minor hit. As of 2009, it is the only song from the post-1980s portion of the bands' back catalogue that is still performed live, albeit only occasionally.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dysfunctional in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dysfunctional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Berton Averre:

    To err is dysfunctional, to forgive co-dependent.

  2. Aaron David Miller:

    You have a dysfunctional relationship between Netanyahu and Obama.

  3. Jeffrey Lewis:

    The relationship is basically dysfunctional, but it serves everyone's interests.

  4. William Saito:

    Rather than cutting away the dysfunctional groups, this is about combining the weak part.

  5. Paris Themmen:

    We think of ourselves as a family, maybe a bit of a dysfunctional family, but a family really.

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