dystopia

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Related to Distopian: apocalyptic, brave new world, totalitarianism, Utopian

dystopia

the reverse of UTOPIA, a possible or imaginary social place which is the worst of possible worlds.

Dystopia

Eagerness (See ZEAL.)
Brave New World
Aldous Huxley’s grim picture of the future, where scientific and social developments have turned life into a tragic travesty. [Br. Lit.: Magill I, 79]
Erewhon
inhabitants worship superficiality, unreason, inconsistency, and evasion: a lampoon of 19th-century society. [Br. Lit.: Erewhon in Haydn & Fuller, 239]
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A singular contribution of this study is to subject the anxious distopian fantasies of pundits to some hardheaded empirical analysis.
The clues had been there in the Diamond Dogs album, a distopian view of an Orwellian future in which a post-apocalyptic world is over-run by mutants and freaks.