From dys- + -topia, as if from Ancient Greek δυσ- (dus-, “bad”) + τόπος (tópos, “place, region”) + -ία (-ía), based on utopia.
dystopia (plural dystopias)
- A vision of a future that is a corrupted (usually beyond recognition) utopian society.
- A miserable, dysfunctional state or society that has a very poor standard of living.
- (pathology) Anatomical tissue that is not found in its usual place.