Lesson #192: Haptodysphoria

I learned a new word today. Haptodysphoria is the an unpleasant sensation associated with things like steel wool or running one’s fingernails down a chalkboard or peaches.

Really, I’m on board up to the peaches. I’m all for peaches in any incarnation. I have not yet met a peach I didn’t like.

Anyway, the word is derived from the root hapto- meaning touch and the word dysphoria meaning difficult to bear (from the Greek dyphoros.)


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