dysfunctional etymology

English word dysfunctional comes from English functional, English dys- (Bad.)

Detailed word origin of dysfunctional

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
functional English (eng) (computing) An object encapsulating a function pointer (or equivalent).. (mathematics) A function that takes a function as its argument; More precisely: A function y=f(x) whose argument x varies in a space of (real valued, complex valued) functions and whose value belongs to a monodimensional space. An example: the definite integration of integrable real functions in a real interval.. [...]
dys- English (eng) Bad.
dysfunctional English (eng) Functioning incorrectly or abnormally; especially, designating of a business, family or social group with harmful, aberrant, strange or abnormal behavior.. Not performing its proper or intended function.

Words with the same origin as dysfunctional

Descendants of dys-
dysaemia dyschezia dyscognitive dysfunction dysgenic dysglycaemia dysgranular dyshidrosis dyskeratotic dyskinesis dyskinetic dyslamination dysmaturation dysmaturity dysmenorrheic dysmyelopoiesis dyspepsia dyspeptic dysplasia dyspnea dysprosody dysthanasia dysthyroidism dystrophy