a state of dissatisfaction, anxiety, or restlessness: Growing up with alcoholic parents can produce dysphoria and low self-esteem in adulthood. One cannot predict the nature and extent of the damage caused by the current economic and social dysphoria.
- dys·phor·ic [dis-fawr-ik, -for-], /dɪsˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/, adjective
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How to use dysphoria in a sentence
Gender dysphoria is a serious medical condition, and for incarcerated people it means the Constitution requires they be provided with adequate health care.Transgender inmate sues Va. women’s prison to have breasts removed | Justin Wm. Moyer | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
A kid may not think much about gender until puberty but begins to experience worsening gender dysphoria when their body starts changing in what feels like the wrong way.
When I first met Charlie, he had already socially transitioned but was still experiencing dysphoria.
In the 750-page budget, the last line of item 313 under Medicaid Program Services states the department “shall modify agency policy manuals to affirm coverage of services related to gender dysphoria for Medicaid members.”Northam budget proposal includes Medicaid access to gender-affirming care | Philip Van Slooten | January 8, 2021 | Washington Blade
I shoved it down almost daily as my dysphoria increased, too scared to confront it and everything that would go along with it.
Were there parts of being a frontman before that were particularly dysphoria-inducing?
For 20 years, Bernaroli struggled openly with gender dysphoria, with his wife by his side.Italian Transgender Ruling Gives Green Light to Civil Unions | Barbie Latza Nadeau | June 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Eve ate the apple, therefore you experience gender dysphoria.Southern Baptist Convention: Trans People Don’t Exist | Jay Michaelson | June 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the article, he says he has battled “gender dysphoria” since childhood.
British Dictionary definitions for dysphoria
a feeling of being ill at ease
- dysphoric (dɪsˈfɒrɪk), adjective
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