Sunday, 12 February 2012

Entry:    dysphoria (n.)

In context:   “Depressions unipolar, fairly classic, characterized by acute dysphoria…”

Definition:  A state or condition marked by feelings of unease or (mental) discomfort (see quots.).  

Other:    Etymology:  < Greek δυσϕορία malaise, discomfort, < δύσϕορος hard to bear, < δυσ- dys- prefix + ϕέρειν to bear.  

As with reading The Pale King, I always feel a little uneasy when I read of depression, unhappiness, and trauma in DFW.

SNOOT score:   2

Page:   69

Source:   Oxford English Dictionary

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