Dystopianism



[dis-toh-pee-uh] /dɪsˈtoʊ pi ə/

noun
1.
a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.
/dɪsˈtəʊpɪə/
noun
1.
an imaginary place where everything is as bad as it can be
n.

“imaginary bad place,” 1868, apparently coined by J.S. Mill (“Hansard Commons”), from Greek dys- “bad, abnormal, difficult” (see dys-) + utopia. Related: Dystopian.

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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