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dysphoria

[ dis-fawr-ee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈfɔr i ə /
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noun
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.
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Origin of dysphoria

First recorded in 1835–45; from New Latin, from Greek dysphoría “malaise, discomfort,” equivalent to dys- dys- + phor(ós) “bearing” + -ia -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM dysphoria

dys·phor·ic [dis-fawr-ik, -for-], /dɪsˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dysphoria

dysphoria
/ (dɪsˈfɔːrɪə) /

noun
a feeling of being ill at ease

Derived forms of dysphoria

dysphoric (dɪsˈfɒrɪk), adjective

Word Origin for dysphoria

C20: New Latin, from Greek dys- + -phoria, from pherein to bear
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Medical definitions for dysphoria

dysphoria
[ dĭs-fôrē-ə ]

n.
An emotional state marked by anxiety, depression, and restlessness.
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