Definition of Dystopian

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to or resembling a dystopia.

Partainyms: Dystopia
Derivative terms: Dystopia

2. Adjective. As bad as can be; characterized by human misery. "AIDS is one of the dystopian harbingers of the global villages"
Derivative terms: Dystopia
Antonyms: Utopian

Definition of Dystopian

1. Adjective. of or pertaining to a dystopia ¹

2. Adjective. dire; characterized by human suffering or misery ¹

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Definition of Dystopian

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dystopian

dysthymic depression
dysthymic disorder
dysthyroidal infantilism
dystonia lenticularis
dystonia musculorum deformans
dystonic reaction
dystonic torticollis
dystopian (current term)
dystrophia myotonica
dystrophia unguium
dystrophia ungulae

Literary usage of Dystopian

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1. Emerging Technologies and Ethical Issues in Engineering: Papers from a by National Academy of Engineering, National Academies (U.S.) (2004)
"The book is a version of the dystopian scenario of Bill Joy (2000). Many leaders in nanotechnology are greatly concerned thai public perceptions will be ..."

2. Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12 by Kelly Gallagher (2004)
"Soon my senior classes will begin reading George Orwell's dystopian classic, 1984. (Though you may not teach 1984, the principles discussed in this section ..."

3. Making the Match: The Right Book for the Right Reader at the Right Time by Teri S. Lesesne (2003)
"Among the Hidden is futuristic and can make a nice tie in to The Giver or 1984 or another classic dystopian novel. Others See Us is about a young man who ..."

4. Mergers and Competition in the Telecommunications Industry: Congressional edited by Orrin G. Hatch (2000)
"The second gang, however, does not see efficiency: it sees Orwell's dystopian vision, Big Brother Inc., a vast and rapacious network octopus, cornering all ..."

5. Home Cooking in the Global Village: Caribbean Food from Buccaneers to by Richard R. Wilk (2006)
"... utopian or dystopian dichotomies. We have slow vs fast, local vs global, traditional vs modern and organic vs industrial.7 But why does modernity create ..."

6. The Urban Condition: space, community, and self in the contemporary metropolis by Ghent Urban Studies Team (1999)
"... of space determines distance, and the “annihilation of space through time” described by Harvey in The Condition of Postmodernity is 37 In the dystopian ..."

7. The Future of Privacy by Perri 6 (1998)
"Romanticism is a cultural style in which values are perceived in polarities of utopian and dystopian forms. An assurance against risk is sought by drawing ..."

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