dystopia

noun dys·to·pia \ (ˌ)dis-ˈtō-pē-ə \

Definition of dystopia

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


DYSTOPIA Defined for English Language Learners

dystopia

noun

Definition of dystopia for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

dystopia

noun dys·to·pia \ dis-ˈtō-pē-ə \

medical Definition of dystopia

:malposition of an anatomical part

dystopic

play \-ˈtō-pik, -ˈtäp-ik\ adjective


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