Definition of dystopia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪsˈtəʊpiə//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈtoʊpiə//
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an imaginary place or state in which everything is extremely bad or unpleasant compare utopia Word Origin late 18th cent.: from dys- ‘bad’ + utopia.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dystopia