[ dis-toh-pee-uh ]
/ dɪsˈtoʊ pi ə /
a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.
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Related formsdys·to·pi·an, adjectivedys·to·pi·an·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dystopianism
/ (dɪsˈtəʊpɪə) /
an imaginary place where everything is as bad as it can be
Derived Formsdystopian, adjective, noun
Word Origin for dystopia
C19 (coined by John Stuart Mill): from dys- + Utopia
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Medicine definitions for dystopianism
[ dĭs-tō′pē-ə ]
An abnormal position, as of an organ or a body part.malposition
Related formsdys•top′ic (-tŏp′ĭk) adj.
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