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Synonyms of functional in English:


  • 1 a small functional kitchen
    practical, useful, utilitarian, utility, workaday, serviceable;
    minimalist, plain, simple, basic, modest, unadorned, unostentatious, no-frills, without frills;
    impersonal, characterless, soulless, institutional, clinical
  • 2 the machine is now fully functional
    working, in working order, functioning, in service, in use;
    going, running, operative, operating, in operation, in commission, in action
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