dystopia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From dys- +‎ -topia, as if from Ancient Greek δυσ- (dus-, bad) + τόπος (tópos, place, region) + -ία (-ía), based on utopia.

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Noun[edit]

dystopia (countable and uncountable, plural dystopia or dystopias)

  1. A vision of a future that is a corrupted (usually beyond recognition) utopian society.
    Synonyms: cacotopia, anti-utopia
    Antonym: utopia
    • 1978 November 19, Martin Amis, “A Stoked‐Up 1976”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      As novelist, he knows, too, that when he sees the future, it will not work—he will automatically be creating a “dystopia” (no one creates utopias any more: even the utopias of the past look like dystopias to us).
    • 2014 December 11, Megan Willett-Wei, “The 16 Most Disappointing Places To Visit On Earth”, in Business Insider[2]:
      But you get to the beach via monorail and you get to the sand and look out to the ocean and all you see is oil tankers and factories spewing smoke on the horizon. It was like some sort of futuristic dystopia.
  2. A miserable, dysfunctional state or society that has a very poor standard of living.
  3. (pathology) Anatomical tissue that is not found in its usual place.
    Synonyms: ectopia, ectopy, heterotopia, malposition
    The patient suffers from adrenal dystopia.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Internationalism (see English dystopia).

Noun[edit]

dystopia

  1. dystopia

Declension[edit]

Inflection of dystopia (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative dystopia dystopiat
genitive dystopian dystopioiden
dystopioitten
partitive dystopiaa dystopioita
illative dystopiaan dystopioihin
singular plural
nominative dystopia dystopiat
accusative nom. dystopia dystopiat
gen. dystopian
genitive dystopian dystopioiden
dystopioitten
dystopiainrare
partitive dystopiaa dystopioita
inessive dystopiassa dystopioissa
elative dystopiasta dystopioista
illative dystopiaan dystopioihin
adessive dystopialla dystopioilla
ablative dystopialta dystopioilta
allative dystopialle dystopioille
essive dystopiana dystopioina
translative dystopiaksi dystopioiksi
instructive dystopioin
abessive dystopiatta dystopioitta
comitative dystopioineen
Possessive forms of dystopia (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person dystopiani dystopiamme
2nd person dystopiasi dystopianne
3rd person dystopiansa

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English dystopia.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɨsˈtɔ.pja/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔpja
  • Syllabification: dys‧to‧pia

Noun[edit]

dystopia f

  1. (film, literature) dystopia (vision of a future that is a corrupted (usually beyond recognition) utopian society)

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adjective

Further reading[edit]

  • dystopia in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • dystopia in Polish dictionaries at PWN