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DYSTOPIA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does dystopia mean? 

DYSTOPIA (noun)
  The noun DYSTOPIA has 2 senses:

1. state in which the condition of life is extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror
2. a work of fiction describing an imaginary place where life is extremely bad because of deprivation or oppression or terror

  Familiarity information: DYSTOPIA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DYSTOPIA (noun)


Sense 1dystopia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

State in which the condition of life is extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("dystopia" is a kind of...):

state (the way something is with respect to its main attributes)

Antonym:

utopia (ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects)


Sense 2dystopia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A work of fiction describing an imaginary place where life is extremely bad because of deprivation or oppression or terror

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("dystopia" is a kind of...):

fiction (a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact)


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