dystopianism

dystopia

[dis-toh-pee-uh]
noun
a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.
Compare utopia.


Origin:
1865–70; dys- + (u)topia

dystopian, adjective
dystopianism, noun
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dystopia (dɪsˈtəʊpɪə)
 
n
an imaginary place where everything is as bad as it can be
 
[C19 (coined by John Stuart Mill): from dys- + Utopia]
 
dys'topian
 
adj, —n

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dystopia
"imaginary bad place," 1868, in writings of J.S. Mill, from Gk. dys- "bad, abnormal, difficult" (see dys-) + utopia. Related: Dystopian.
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dystopia dys·to·pi·a (dĭs-tō'pē-ə)
n.
An abnormal position, as of an organ or a body part. Also called malposition.


dys·top'ic (-tŏp'ĭk) adj.
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