Dystopia and Utopia

Dystopia

A dystopia is a community or society, usually fictional, that is in some important way undesirable or frightening.

dystopia n 1: state in which the condition of life is extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror [ant: {utopia}] 2: a work of fiction describing an imaginary place where life is extremely bad because of deprivation or oppression or terror

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "dystopia": Agapemone, Arcadia, Big Rock-Candy Mountain, Canaan, Cloudcuckooland, Cockaigne, Eden, Eldorado, Erewhon, Garden of Eden, Goshen, Happy Valley, Land of Youth, Laputa, Never-Never-land, Neverland, New Atlantis, Pandemonium, Quivira, Shangri-la, Utopia, cloudland, dreamland, faerie, fairyland, heaven, kakotopia, kingdom come, land of dreams, land of enchantment, land of faerie, land of plenty, land of promise, lotus land, millennium, paradise, promised land, utopia, wonderland

Utopia

A utopia is a community or society possessing highly desirable or perfect qualities. The word was coined in Greek by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia, describing a fictional island society in the Atlantic Ocean.

Utopia n 1: a book by Sir Thomas More (1516) describing the perfect society on an imaginary island 2: ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects [ant: {dystopia}] 3: a work of fiction describing a utopia 4: an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal [syn: {Zion}, {Sion}]

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67 Moby Thesaurus words for "utopia": Agapemone, Arcadia, Big Rock-Candy Mountain, Canaan, Cloudcuckooland, Cockaigne, Eden, Eldorado, Erewhon, Garden of Eden, Goshen, Happy Valley, Land of Youth, Laputa, Never-Never-land, Neverland, New Atlantis, Pandemonium, Quivira, Saturnia regna, Saturnian age, Shangri-la, Utopia, Zion, age of Aquarius, airy hope, arcadia, bubble, chimera, cloudland, dream, dreamland, dystopia, era of prosperity, faerie, fair weather, fairyland, golden age, golden dream, golden era, golden time, good times, halcyon days, heaven, heyday, kakotopia, kingdom come, land of dreams, land of enchantment, land of faerie, land of plenty, land of promise, lotus land, millennium, never-never, palmy days, paradise, pipe dream, piping times, promised land, prosperity, quixotic ideal, reign of Saturn, rosy era, sunshine, unreal hope, wonderland

Utopia \U*to"pi*a\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. not + ? a place.] [1913 Webster] 1. An imaginary island, represented by Sir Thomas More, in a work called Utopia, as enjoying the greatest perfection in politics, laws, and the like. See {Utopia}, in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, any place or state of ideal perfection. [1913 Webster]

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Data Sources:

  • dystopia: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • dystopia: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • utopia: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • utopia: Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002)
  • utopia: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • utopia: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • utopia: U.S. Gazetteer (1990)

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