disfunction

[dis-fuhngk-shuhn]
noun

Origin:
by confusion of dys- with dis-1

disfunctional, adjective
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Word Origin & History

disfunction
1927, variant of dysfunction (q.v.).

disfunctional
1951, variant of dysfunctional.
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Medical Dictionary

disfunction dis·func·tion (dĭs-fŭngk'shən)
n.
Variant of dysfunction.

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Example sentences
Their families are often so disastrously disfunctional as to provide no security at all, quite the opposite.
US citizens nor anyone else are on this planet to be the targets of disfunctional and violent cultures.
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