What does utopian mean?
Definitions for utopian
yuˈtoʊ pi ənutopi·an
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word utopian.
an idealistic (but usually impractical) social reformer
"a Utopian believes in the ultimate perfectibility of man"
of or pertaining to or resembling a utopia
"a Utopian novel"
characterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection
"the dim utopian future"; "utopian idealists"; "recognized the utopian nature of his hopes"
Someone who supports or heralds the establishment of a utopia
Ideal but often impractical; visionary.
of or pertaining to or resembling a utopia
Etymology: From Utopia, a term coined by Sir Thomas More in his work of the same title, from οὐ + τόπος.
A utopia ( yoo-TOH-pee-ə) typically describes an imaginary community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its members. It was coined by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia, describing a fictional island society in the New World. However, it may also denote an intentional community. In common parlance, the word or its adjectival form may be used synonymously with "impossible", "far-fetched" or "deluded".
of or pertaining to Utopia; resembling Utopia; hence, ideal; chimerical; fanciful; founded upon, or involving, imaginary perfections; as, Utopian projects; Utopian happiness
an inhabitant of Utopia; hence, one who believes in the perfectibility of human society; a visionary; an idealist; an optimist
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ū-tō′pi-an, adj. imaginary: fanciful: chimerical.—n. one who advocates impracticable reforms or who expects an impossible state of perfection in society.—ns. Utō′pianiser; Utō′pianism; Utō′piast.—adj. Utop′ical (obs.).—ns. U′tōpism, utopianism; U′tōpist, a utopian. [From Utopia, lit. 'nowhere'—Gr. ou, not, topos, place, an imaginary island represented by Sir T. More in his famous political romance, or rather satire (Lat. 1516, Eng. 1551), as enjoying perfection in politics, laws, &c., community of goods, freedom of creed, &c.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
A person who demands that you shall live up to his ideals.
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The numerical value of utopian in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of utopian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of utopian in a Sentence
They are using federal housing money intended to improve the bad housing of poor Americans as the lever to force compliance with these new regulations, but that money is most needed in blighted, inner city urban neighborhoods, where there are a large number of African Americans. This federal utopian vision will divert that needed federal money into suburbs where it is not needed, leaving poor Americans living in substandard, terrible housing.
From the utopian viewpoint, the United States constitution is a singularly hard-bitten and cautious document, for it breathes the spirit of skepticism about human altruism and incorporates a complex system of checks, balances and restrictions, so that everybody is holding the reins on everybody else.
The groups Arnold funds peddle utopian pipe dreams under the guise of progressive reform, but the victims won't be billionaires like him. They'll disproportionately be poor people of color.
Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian.
Eventually, the loss of troops, the loss of foreign investment, the loss of public support, the economic drain — all those are facts that he can't ignore indefinitely, but I think he's resisting that because he's living … in a world of slanted intelligence and illusions and utopian ideas about a return of the Russian Empire that will take some time to crumble away. And he's resisting it mightily, still trying to come up with that military victory, even as everyone else can see it grinding to a halt.
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