English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'functional'

(adjective) 
Definition
practical rather than decorative
The decor is functional.
Synonyms
practical
clothes which are practical as well as stylish
, ,
utilitarian
Bilal's office is a corner one, utilitarian and unglamorous.
,
serviceable
His Arabic was serviceable enough.
, ,
useful
The police gained useful information about the organisation.
(adjective) 
Definition
in working order
We have fully functional smoke alarms on all staircases.
Synonyms
working
the oldest working steam engine in the world
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operative
The scheme was soon operative.
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operational
The new space station will be fully operational by next year.
,
in working order
, , , ,
viable
commercially viable products
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up and running
We're trying to get the medical facilities up and running.
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usable
blackened, but still usable, cooking pots and other objects

Additional synonyms

in the sense of operational
Definition
in working order and ready for use
The new space station will be fully operational by next year.
Synonyms
in the sense of operative
Definition
in force, effect, or operation
The scheme was soon operative.
in the sense of serviceable
Definition
performing effectively
His Arabic was serviceable enough.

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