counterworld

noun

coun·​ter·​world ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌwər(-ə)ld How to pronounce counterworld (audio)
variants or counter-world
plural counterworlds or counter-worlds
: an alternate and usually opposite world
… the perception that always took hold of me underwater, that I was in a kind of counterworld where every feature and principle of surface life had its alien obverse.Stephen Harrigan

Examples of counterworld in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the counterworld of Gutfeld!, there is no eclipse of the republic, no fascist sludge on the rise, no QAnon nibbling at the roots of reason. James Parker, The Atlantic, 5 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterworld was in 1852

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“Counterworld.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterworld. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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