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Definitions and Synonyms of malfunctioning | Another word for malfunctioning | What is malfunctioning?

Definition 1: not performing or able to perform its regular function - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where malfunctioning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a malfunctioning valve

Synonyms for malfunctioning in the sense of this definition

(malfunctioning is similar to ...) not functioning properly

"something is amiss" "has gone completely haywire" "something is wrong with the engine"

(malfunctioning is similar to ...) not working properly

"a bad telephone connection" "a defective appliance"

(malfunctioning is similar to ...) out of balance or out of adjustment

"the front wheel of my bicycle is out of whack"

(malfunctioning is similar to ...) having the spring unwound

"a run-down watch"

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