counterworld

noun coun·ter·world \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌwər(-ə)ld \
variants: or counter-world

Definition of counterworld

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

First Known Use of counterworld

1852

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