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synonyms for dysfunctional

  • flawed
  • broken
  • debilitated
  • decayed
  • defective
  • deteriorated
  • inhibited
  • maladjusted
  • malfunctional
  • sick
  • undermined
  • unfit
  • wounded
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How to use dysfunctional in a sentence

Sqirl’s dysfunctional kitchen culture and food safety practices were exposed, as was the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen’s exploitation of chefs of color.
THE TOXICITY OF RESTAURANT KITCHENS IS EXACTLY WHY I NEVER REPORTED ABUSESLINDSEY DANISFEBRUARY 4, 2021EATER
The Texans have been dysfunctional since Watson arrived in 2017.
DESHAUN WATSON IS TAKING A STAND AGAINST DISINGENUOUS NFL OWNERS. IT COULD CHANGE THE LEAGUE.JERRY BREWERFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
These extreme cases may involve an overactive or dysfunctional response from the body’s immune system.
COVID-19 VACCINES COULD END THE PANDEMIC BY ELIMINATING SEVERE CASESKATE BAGGALEYJANUARY 29, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
There is no advanced industrial democracy in the world more politically divided, or politically dysfunctional, than the United States today.
THE U.S. CAPITOL RIOT WAS YEARS IN THE MAKING. HERE'S WHY AMERICA IS SO DIVIDEDIAN BREMMERJANUARY 16, 2021TIME
Since the tough-talking Fertitta bought the Rockets in 2017, the organization has transformed from a steady winner under former owner Leslie Alexander into a dysfunctional mess.
JAMES HARDEN IS A WINNER AND A LOSER OF THE NETS’ BLOCKBUSTER TRADEBEN GOLLIVERJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
An experienced administrator, she was recruited by the previous president to clean up a dysfunctional agency.
SHE NOTICED $200 MILLION MISSING, THEN SHE WAS FIREDBY SCOTT MORRIS, BAY CITY NEWS FOUNDATIONDECEMBER 24, 2020PROPUBLICA
Right now, it’s so dysfunctional that they can barely play a role.
POLITICS REPORT: WINNERS AND LOSERS SPECIAL EDITIONSCOTT LEWIS AND ANDREW KEATTSNOVEMBER 7, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
All the simmering signs of a dysfunctional economic system suddenly became fully evident, full-blown disasters.
CAPITALISM IS IN CRISIS. TO SAVE IT, WE NEED TO RETHINK ECONOMIC GROWTH.KATIE MCLEANOCTOBER 14, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Mouser told the detective about his own experiences growing up in an abusive and dysfunctional home.
HER STEPFATHER ADMITTED TO SEXUALLY ABUSING HER. THAT WASN’T ENOUGH TO KEEP HER SAFE.BY NADIA SUSSMANSEPTEMBER 18, 2020PROPUBLICA
Terrorist organizations thrive where the state is dysfunctional or struggling.
BUTTERFLY EFFECT: PANDEMIC SHROUDS TERRORIST ACTIVITIESCHARU KASTURISEPTEMBER 3, 2020OZY
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WORDS RELATED TO DYSFUNCTIONAL

  • abnormal
  • defective
  • dysfunctional
  • flawed
  • maladjusted
  • unfit
  • unstable
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.