[dis-fawr-ee-uh, -fohr-]
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Origin of dysphoria

1835–45; < New Latin < Greek dysphoría malaise, discomfort, equivalent to dys- dys- + phor(ós) bearing + -ia -ia
Related formsdys·phor·ic [dis-fawr-ik, -for-] /dɪsˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/, adjective
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Related Words for dysphoria

melancholy, anxiety, restlessness, depression

British Dictionary definitions for dysphoria


  1. a feeling of being ill at ease
Derived Formsdysphoric (dɪsˈfɒrɪk), adjective

Word Origin for dysphoria

C20: New Latin, from Greek dys- + -phoria, from pherein to bear
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dysphoria in Medicine


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