noun Medicine/Medical.

painful coitus.

Nearby words

  1. dysontogenesis,
  2. dysorexia,
  3. dysosmia,
  4. dysostosis,
  5. dysostosis multiplex,
  6. dyspathy,
  7. dyspepsia,
  8. dyspeptic,
  9. dysphagia,
  10. dysphagic

Origin of dyspareunia

1870–75; dys- + Greek páreun(os) bedfellow + -ia

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Examples from the Web for dyspareunia

  • In dyspareunia the sexual act can be freely indulged in, only the act is painful or disagreeable.

    Woman|William J. Robinson

Medicine definitions for dyspareunia




Difficult or painful sexual intercourse.

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