Definitions for dystopian

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dys•to•pi•adɪsˈtoʊ pi ə(n.)(pl.)-pi•as.

  1. an imaginary society in which social or technological trends have culminated in a greatly diminished quality of life or degradation of values.

    Category: Sociology

    Ref: Compare Utopia .

Origin of dystopia:

1865–70; dys - +(U)topia


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dystopian(adj)

    of or pertaining to or resembling a dystopia

  2. dystopian(adj)

    as bad as can be; characterized by human misery

    "AIDS is one of the dystopian harbingers of the global villages"- Susan Sontag


  1. dystopian(Adjective)

    of or pertaining to a dystopia

  2. dystopian(Adjective)

    dire; characterized by human suffering or misery


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