dysphoria

noun dys·pho·ria \ dis-ˈfȯr-ē-ə \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of dysphoria

: a state of feeling very unhappy, uneasy, or dissatisfied — see gender dysphoria

dysphoric

play \-ˈfȯr-ik, -ˈfär-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of dysphoria

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


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dysphoria

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

medical Definition of dysphoria

: a state of feeling unwell or unhappy — compare euphoria

dysphoric

play \-ˈfȯr-ik, -ˈfȧr-\ adjective

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