Thursday, 22 March 2012

word of the day:part twenty-three | dystopia


dys·to·pi·a [dɪsˈtəʊpɪə]

1. An imaginary place or state in which the condition of life is extremely bad, as from deprivation, oppression, or terror.
2. A work describing such a place or state

[C19 (coined by John Stuart Mill (1806-73), English philosopher and economist): from dys- + Utopia]

dystopian | adj & n

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