counterworld

noun
coun·​ter·​world | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌwər(-ə)ld How to pronounce counterworld (audio) \
variants: or counter-world
plural counterworlds or counter-worlds

Definition of counterworld

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterworld.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterworld. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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