noun dys·to·pia \(ˌ)dis-ˈtō-pē-ə\

: an imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid because they are not treated fairly

Full Definition of DYSTOPIA

:  an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives
:  anti-utopia 2
dys·to·pi·an \-pē-ən\ adjective

Origin of DYSTOPIA

New Latin, from dys- + -topia (as in utopia)
First Known Use: circa 1950

Rhymes with DYSTOPIA

Medical Dictionary


noun dys·to·pia \dis-ˈtō-pē-ə\

Medical Definition of DYSTOPIA

:  malposition of an anatomical part
dys·to·pic \-ˈtō-pik, -ˈtäp-ik\ adjective


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