"Utopian" describes a society that's conceived to be perfect. Dystopian is the exact opposite — it describes an imaginary society that is as dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible.

George Orwell's "Animal Farm," for example, describes a dystopian society in which Napoleon, a pig, represents Joseph Stalin in a farmyard satire on Stalinist Russia and how power corrupts. Other famous dystopian authors include Aldous Huxley, Kurt Vonnegut, and Ray Bradbury. The adjective dystopian describes anything that pertains to or resembles a society such as those described in this sort of literature.

Definitions of dystopian

adj of or pertaining to or resembling a dystopia

adj as bad as can be; characterized by human misery

“"AIDS is one of the dystopian harbingers of the global villages"- Susan Sontag”
characterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection
being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish
Laputan, airy, impractical, visionary, windy
not practical or realizable; speculative
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