Definition of Dystopia

1. Noun. State in which the conditions of life are extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror.

Generic synonyms: State
Derivative terms: Dystopian, Dystopian
Antonyms: Utopia



2. Noun. A work of fiction describing an imaginary place where life is extremely bad because of deprivation or oppression or terror.
Generic synonyms: Fiction

Definition of Dystopia

1. Noun. A vision of a future that is a corrupted (usually beyond recognition) utopian society. ¹

2. Noun. A miserable, dysfunctional state or society that has a very poor standard of living. ¹

3. Noun. (medicine) Anatomical tissue that is not found in its usual place. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dystopia

1. a wretched place [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dystopia

1. Faulty or abnormal position of a part or organ. Synonym: allotopia, malposition. Origin: dys-+ G. Topos, place (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dystopia

dysthymic
dysthymic depression
dysthymic disorder
dysthymics
dysthyroidal infantilism
dystocia
dystocias
dystome
dystonia
dystonia lenticularis
dystonia musculorum deformans
dystonias
dystonic
dystonic reaction
dystonic torticollis
dystopia (current term)
dystopian
dystopias
dystopic
dystopically
dystrobrevin
dystrobrevins
dystroglycan
dystrophia
dystrophia myotonica
dystrophia unguium
dystrophia ungulae
dystrophias

Literary usage of Dystopia

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1. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1908)
"According to Zenker, the common dystopia is simply a lower position of the left ... A case of crossed dystopia of the kidney with change of situation of the ..."

2. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1912)
"dystopia affects in most cases the left kidney, whose position may vary from ... According to Zenker, the common dystopia is simply a lower position of the ..."

3. Text-book of gynecological diagnosis by Georg Winter, Carl Ruge (1909)
"dystopia of the kidneys, or congenital position of the kidney in an abnormal place, interests the gynecologist because the organ is frequently found is the ..."

4. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1898)
"The case was one of crossed dystopia of the right kidney, with fusion. A description of the anomaly is as follows:— Subject a male, ..."

5. The American Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children (1916)
"version of the entire pelvis, with resultant compensatory dystopia of its contents. Dickinson and Truslow characterize the general skeletal poise of ..."

6. Progressive Medicine by Hobart Amory Hare (1912)
"Inguino-inguinal dystopia; meaning, that the vaginal process after leaving the external oblique, has travelled outwardly toward the anterior superior spine. ..."

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