dystopia

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noun dys·to·pia \(ˌ)dis-ˈtō-pē-ə\

Definition of dystopia

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

  2. 2 literature :  anti-utopia 2 writing a dystopia

dystopian

play \-pē-ən\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of dystopia

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


First Known Use: circa 1950


DYSTOPIA Defined for English Language Learners

dystopia

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noun dys·to·pia \(ˌ)dis-ˈtō-pē-ə\

Definition of dystopia for English Language Learners

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


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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

dystopic

\-ˈtō-pik, -ˈtäp-ik\play play adjective


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