dystopia

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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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dystopia (plural dystopias)

  1. A vision of a future that is a corrupted (usually beyond recognition) utopian society.
    2014 December 11, Megan Willett, "The 16 Most Disappointing Places To Visit On Earth", Business Insider UK:
    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.
    The patient suffers from adrenal dystopia.

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(*) The German word Dystopie is mainly used in the medical field.
(**) Is rarely used, instead the terms Anti-Utopia, Gegenutopie, or negative Utopie are used.

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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