noun. state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror.
noun. a work of fiction describing an imaginary place where life is extremely bad because of deprivation or oppression or terror.
1. Noun, singular or mass A teen needs technology to survive -- get that 16-year-old dynamo an e-reader stocked with a good selection of the latest YA dystopia or YA heartbreakers.