Synonyms for malfunctioning
- 1. malfunction, misfunction, fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down
- usage: fail to function or function improperly; "the coffee maker malfunctioned"
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- 1. malfunctioning (vs. functioning), nonfunctional, amiss(predicate), awry(predicate), haywire, wrong(predicate), bad, defective, dead, run-down, out of whack
- usage: not performing or able to perform its regular function; "a malfunctioning valve"