brave new world - definition and synonyms

noun [singular] 

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  1. a society in which changes should have made people’s lives much better than before but in which people’s lives are really worse in many ways
Word story
From Brave New World, a novel by the British writer Aldous Huxley that describes a society in which science and technology have not improved people’s lives as expected. The expression was first used in Shakespeare’s play The Tempest.