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dysthymia

[ dis-thahy-mee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈθaɪ mi ə /
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noun
depression; despondency or a tendency to be despondent.

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Origin of dysthymia

1840–50; <New Latin <Greek dysthymía;see dys-, -thymia

OTHER WORDS FROM dysthymia

dys·thy·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dysthymia

dysthymia
/ (dɪsˈθaɪmɪə) /

noun psychiatry
the characteristics of the neurotic and introverted, including anxiety, depression, and compulsive behaviour
obsolete a relatively mild depression

Derived forms of dysthymia

dysthymic, adjective

Word Origin for dysthymia

C19: New Latin, from Greek dusthumia, from dys- + thumos mind
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Scientific definitions for dysthymia

dysthymia
[ dĭs-thīmē-ə ]

A mood disorder characterized by chronic mild depression.
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