brave new world


brave new world
noun
Usage: sometimes capitalized B&N&W
Etymology: from the dystopian novel Brave New World (1932) by Aldous Huxley died 1963 English novelist
: a future world, situation, or development ; also : a recent development or recently changed situation

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a novel (1932) by Aldous Huxley.

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brave new world noun
A desirable or perfect future society (from Shakespeare, Tempest V.1.182), usu used sardonically, specifically by Aldous Huxley as the title of his novel (1932) portraying a society where scientific, etc progress has produced a repressive, totalitarian regime rather than a utopia
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Main Entry:brave

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brave new world UK US noun [singular]
Etymology
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 .
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

the brave new world of Internet banking

Thesaurus: disappointmentssynonym

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used to refer, often ironically, to a new and hopeful period in history resulting from major changes in society

the brave new world of computing

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noun [singular]
: a situation or area of activity that is created by the development of something completely new and different

The company was slow to enter the brave new world of computer technology.

— often used to suggest that something is both new and possibly dangerous

Are we ready to face the brave new world of human cloning?

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Brave New World [Brave New World]
a novel (1932) by Aldous ↑Huxley. It is set in the future, when there have been many scientific advances but people have no personal freedom. People sometimes use the phrase brave new world to refer to present societies like this, or to refer humorously to something new and unknown

I’m a bit sceptical about the brave new world of community policing promised by the government.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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