noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from dysphoros hard to bear, from dys- + pherein to bear — more at bear Date: circa 1842 a state of feeling unwell or unhappydysphoric adjective

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  • Dysphoria — (from Greek δύσφορος (dysphoros), from δυσ , difficult, and φέρω, to bear) is generally characterized as an unpleasant or uncomfortable mood, such as sadness (depressed mood), anxiety, irritability, or restlessness. [Abbess; Alleydog.com.]… …   Wikipedia

  • dysphoria — [dis fôr′ē ə] n. [ModL < Gr dysphoria < dys , DYS + pherein, to BEAR1] Psychol. a generalized feeling of ill being; esp., an abnormal feeling of anxiety, discontent, physical discomfort, etc. dysphoric [disfôr′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Dysphoria — Dys*pho ri*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? hard to bear; dys ill, hard + fe rein to bear: cf. F. dysphorie.] (Med.) Impatience under affliction; morbid restlessness; dissatisfaction; the fidgets. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dysphoria — dysphoric /dis fawr ik, for /, adj. /dis fawr ee euh, fohr /, n. Pathol. a state of dissatisfaction, anxiety, restlessness, or fidgeting. [1835 45; < NL < Gk dysphoría malaise, discomfort, equiv. to dys DYS + phor(ós) bearing + ia IA] * * * …   Universalium

  • dysphoria — dys•pho•ri•a [[t]dɪsˈfɔr i ə, ˈfoʊr [/t]] n. pat a state of anxiety or restlessness • Etymology: 1835–45; < Gk dysphoría malaise, discomfort =dys dys +phor(ós) bearing + ia ia dys•phor′ic ˈfɔr ɪk, ˈfɒr adj …   From formal English to slang

  • dysphoria — noun /dɪsˈfɔːrɪə/lang=en A state of feeling unwell or unhappy; a feeling of emotional and mental discomfort and suffering from restlessness, malaise, depression or anxiety. Ant: euphoria …   Wiktionary

  • dysphoria — A mood of general dissatisfaction, restlessness, depression, and anxiety; a feeling of unpleasantness or discomfort. [dys + G. phora, a bearing] late luteal phase d. SYN: premenstrual syndrome. * * * dys·pho·ria dis fōr ē ə, fȯr …   Medical dictionary

  • dysphoria — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A feeling or spell of dismally low spirits: blues, dejection, depression, despondence, despondency, doldrums, dolefulness, downheart edness, dumps, funk, gloom, glumness, heavy heartedness, melancholy, mope (used in… …   English dictionary for students

  • dysphoria — n. state of agitation, state of anxiety or restlessness (Psychology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dysphoria — [dɪs fɔ:rɪə] noun Psychiatry a state of unease or general dissatisfaction. Derivatives dysphoric adjective &noun Origin C19: from Gk dusphoria, from dusphoros hard to bear …   English new terms dictionary

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