pronunciation: dis’tohpeeuh

noun: an imaginary world in which everything is as bad as it can possibly be (opposed to utopia). 

adjective: dystopian 

origin: ‘dys’ + (u)topia, antonym for utopia, as if it were *eutopia good place; coined by JS Mill, 1806–73.

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