Definitions for utopianyuˈtoʊ pi ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

U•to•pi•anyuˈtoʊ pi ən(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or resembling Utopia.

    Category: Philosphy

  2. (usu. l.c.) founded upon or involving idealized perfection. given to impractical schemes of such perfection.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (n.)(usu. l.c.) an ardent but impractical political or social reformer; visionary; idealist.

    Category: Philosphy

Origin of Utopian:

1545–55; < NL

u•to′pi•an•ism(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Utopian(adj)

    an idealistic (but usually impractical) social reformer

    "a Utopian believes in the ultimate perfectibility of man"

  2. utopian, Utopian(adj)

    of or pertaining to or resembling a utopia

    "a Utopian novel"

  3. utopian(adj)

    characterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection

    "the dim utopian future"; "utopian idealists"; "recognized the utopian nature of his hopes"

Wiktionary

  1. utopian(Noun)

    Someone who supports or heralds the establishment of a utopia

  2. utopian(Adjective)

    Ideal but often impractical; visionary.

  3. utopian(Adjective)

    of or pertaining to or resembling a utopia

  4. Origin: From Utopia, a term coined by Sir Thomas More in his work of the same title, from οὐ + τόπος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Utopian(adj)

    of or pertaining to Utopia; resembling Utopia; hence, ideal; chimerical; fanciful; founded upon, or involving, imaginary perfections; as, Utopian projects; Utopian happiness

  2. Utopian(noun)

    an inhabitant of Utopia; hence, one who believes in the perfectibility of human society; a visionary; an idealist; an optimist

Freebase

  1. Utopian

    The Utopian was a unique, one of a kind, English automobile created in 1914. Built by the Utopian Motor Works of Leicester, the car was powered by a two-cylinder water-cooled engine mounted under its seat. For steering, there was a side tiller. Only one car is believed to have been made, for a local clergyman; the company did, however, manufacture bicycles with some success.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. utopian

    A person who demands that you shall live up to his ideals.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

Utopian(adjective)

(of eg plans for benefiting mankind) desirable, but idealistic and impossible

Utopian schemes.

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