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Definition of "dysphoria" [dys•pho•ri•a]

  • An emotional state characterized by anxiety, depression, or unease. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dysphoria" in a sentence
  • "Gender identity disorder (GID)/gender dysphoria is a little known but much misunderstood congenital intersex condition, which is clinically diagnosable and treatable."
  • "If people were aware that gender dysphoria is experienced by at least 1 in 500 people, transgenderism would increasingly be seen for what it is – a natural variation in gendering."
  • "When associated with irritability, this mood combination is termed dysphoria 105."