- a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding.
- an imaginary place where everything is as bad as it can be
“imaginary bad place,” 1868, apparently coined by J.S. Mill (“Hansard Commons”), from Greek dys- “bad, abnormal, difficult” (see ) + . Related: Dystopian.
- An abnormal position, as of an organ or a body part.malposition