- a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.
Origin of dystopia
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- an imaginary place where everything is as bad as it can be
C19 (coined by John Stuart Mill): from dys- + Utopia
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Word Origin and History for dystopianism
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- An abnormal position, as of an organ or a body part.malposition
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