cosmetic decorative ornamental
nonfunctional onfunctional adj. 1. Not having or performing a function. [Narrower terms: {cosmetic, decorative, ornamental ] Also See: {unserviceable}. {functional} [WordNet 1.5]

2. Not performing or able to perform its regular function; as, the yard was littered with nonfunctional vehicles waiting to be repaired. [Narrower terms: {down(predicate) ]. Antonym: {functioning}.

Syn: malfunctioning, unserviceable, out of order. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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