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dysthymia

[ dis-thahy-mee-uh ]

noun

  1. depression; despondency or a tendency to be despondent.


dysthymia

/ dɪsˈθaɪmɪə /

noun

  1. the characteristics of the neurotic and introverted, including anxiety, depression, and compulsive behaviour
  2. obsolete.
    a relatively mild depression


dysthymia

/ dĭs-thīmē-ə /

  1. A mood disorder characterized by chronic mild depression.


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Derived Forms

  • dysˈthymic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • dys·thymic adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of dysthymia1

1840–50; < New Latin < Greek dysthymía; dys-, -thymia
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Word History and Origins

Origin of dysthymia1

C19: New Latin, from Greek dusthumia, from dys- + thumos mind
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