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dystopia

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noun dys·to·pia \(ˌ)dis-ˈtō-pē-ə\

Simple Definition of dystopia

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

Full Definition of dystopia

  1. 1 :  an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives

  2. 2 :  anti-utopia 2

dys·to·pi·an play \-pē-ən\ adjective

Origin of dystopia

New Latin, from dys- + -topia (as in utopia)


First Known Use: circa 1950

Rhymes with dystopia


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dystopia

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noun dys·to·pia \dis-ˈtō-pē-ə\

Medical Definition of dystopia

  1. :  malposition of an anatomical part

  2. dys·to·pic \-ˈtō-pik, -ˈtäp-ik\play play adjective




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