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Definition of "dysfunction" []

  • Abnormal or impaired functioning, especially of a bodily system or social group. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dysfunction" in a sentence
  • "I used the word dysfunction earlier for a reason when referencing your family, because it is clear to me that your family has been defective for years."
  • "The cause of our dysfunction is our ignorant and selfish citizenry."
  • "December 21st, 2009 1: 20 pm ET count on the GOP to do everything they can to prove how dysfunctional the Fed Gov is, even though the dysfunction is a product of their own making."