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dysphoria

[dis-fawr-ee-uh, -fohr-] /dɪsˈfɔr i ə, -ˈfoʊr-/
noun, Pathology.
1.
a state of dissatisfaction, anxiety, restlessness, or fidgeting.
Origin of dysphoria
1835-1845
1835-45; < New Latin < Greek dysphoría malaise, discomfort, equivalent to dys- dys- + phor(ós) bearing + -ia -ia
Related forms
dysphoric
[dis-fawr-ik, -for-] /dɪsˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Between twenty and thirty minutes, if you are dysphoric, that feeling may peak; some people even begin to cry.

British Dictionary definitions for dysphoric

dysphoria

/dɪsˈfɔːrɪə/
noun
1.
a feeling of being ill at ease
Derived Forms
dysphoric (dɪsˈfɒrɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C20: New Latin, from Greek dys- + -phoria, from pherein to bear
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dysphoric in Medicine

dysphoria dys·pho·ri·a (dĭs-fôr'ē-ə)
n.
An emotional state marked by anxiety, depression, and restlessness.

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