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dysphoria

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noun dys·pho·ria \dis-ˈfȯr-ē-ə\

Definition of dysphoria

  1. :  a state of feeling unwell or unhappy

dys·phor·ic play \-ˈfȯr-ik, -ˈfär-\ adjective


Origin of dysphoria

New Latin, from Greek, from dysphoros hard to bear, from dys- + pherein to bear — more at bear


First Known Use: circa 1842

Rhymes with dysphoria


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dysphoria

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noun dys·pho·ria \dis-ˈfōr-ē-ə, -ˈfȯr-\

Medical Definition of dysphoria

  1. :  a state of feeling unwell or unhappy—compare euphoria

  2. dys·phor·ic \-ˈfȯr-ik, -ˈfȧr-\play adjective




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