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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dystopian mean? 

DYSTOPIAN (adjective)
  The adjective DYSTOPIAN has 2 senses:

1. of or pertaining to or resembling a dystopia
2. as bad as can be; characterized by human misery

  Familiarity information: DYSTOPIAN used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DYSTOPIAN (adjective)

Sense 1dystopian [BACK TO TOP]


Of or pertaining to or resembling a dystopia

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


dystopia (state in which the condition of life is extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror)

Sense 2dystopian [BACK TO TOP]


As bad as can be; characterized by human misery

Context example:

AIDS is one of the dystopian harbingers of the global villages


utopian (characterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection)

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