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[dis-fawr-ee-uh, -fohr-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. a state of dissatisfaction, anxiety, restlessness, or fidgeting.
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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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  • Between twenty and thirty minutes, if you are dysphoric, that feeling may peak; some people even begin to cry.

    When You Don't Know Where to Turn

    Steven J. Bartlett

British Dictionary definitions for dysphoric


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

Word Origin

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


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