Word – Dystopia
Dystopia – Word of the Day
(noun) An imagined state or society in which there is great suffering or injustice, typically one that is totalitarian or post-apocalyptic.
The English philosopher John Stuart Mill coined the word ‘Dystopia’, meaning ‘bad place’, in 1868 as he was denouncing the government’s Irish land policy.
- Orwell’s 1984 is the perfect example of a dystopian society.
- North Korea is probably the only dystopia we know in the real world.
- A lot of science-fiction novels in the 19th and 20th centuries, have been set in dystopias.
- The new legislations brought in by the government restricting free speech are moving us closer to a totalitarian dystopia.
- If we’re not careful, all of us will soon be living in a dystopia where the shots are called by those who run the big technology companies.
- Brave New World is a novel by Aldous Huxley, set in a dystopian future.
- The video game is set in a post-alien invasion dystopia, wherein you have to embark on a quest to drive out the aliens and save planet earth.
- I had a really weird dream last night. I dreamt that I was in a dystopian society, and I was on the run from the Government because I wouldn’t salute the new dictator.