[ dis-thahy-mee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈθaɪ mi ə /
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depression; despondency or a tendency to be despondent.
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OTHER WORDS FROM dysthymiadys·thy·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dysthymia
/ (dɪsˈθaɪmɪə) /
the characteristics of the neurotic and introverted, including anxiety, depression, and compulsive behaviour
obsolete a relatively mild depression
Derived forms of dysthymiadysthymic, adjective
Word Origin for dysthymia
C19: New Latin, from Greek dusthumia, from dys- + thumos mind
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Medical definitions for dysthymia
[ dĭs-thī′mē-ə ]
A mood disorder characterized by despondency or mild depression.
Other words from dysthymiadys•thy′mic adj.
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Scientific definitions for dysthymia
[ dĭs-thī′mē-ə ]
A mood disorder characterized by chronic mild depression.
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