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dysfunctional

dys·func·tion·al

dysfunctional

 
pronunciation:
dihs fuhngk sh nl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not working normally, as a bodily organ; impaired.
definition 2: of a relationship, family, or social group, not working normally or in a way beneficial to all.
In some dysfunctional families, a child has to take on the role of parent.