Definition of utopian in English:


Syllabification: u·to·pi·an
Pronunciation: /yo͞oˈtōpēən


  • Modeled on or aiming for a state in which everything is perfect; idealistic.
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    • The exhibition features detailed but unrealised designs for futuristic new ways of living and utopian ideals of the perfect living space.
    • These books are an indictment of uncompromising, fanatical, and utopian ideology.
    • Their concern is that utopian aspirations towards a new peaceful world order will simply absolutize conflicts and make them more intractable.
    idealistic, visionary, romantic, starry-eyed, fanciful, unrealistic, pie-in-the-sky; ideal, perfect, paradisal, heavenly, idyllic, blissful, Elysian
    literary Arcadian


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  • An idealistic reformer.
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    • The idea of a classical republic inspired a tradition of thought which, overtaken by the new politics of reason of state in early modern times, was preserved largely in the writings of philosophers, utopians, and pamphleteers.
    • Throughout the twentieth century, radicals, revolutionaries, feminists, utopians and unionists competed for their hearts and minds to lead the people's procession.
    • Were they courageous visionaries, or romantic utopians?



Pronunciation: /-ˌnizəm/
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  • Their frustrated utopianism turned into an unrelenting demand for democracy.
  • The document also denounced materialism for spawning ‘a virulent strain of utopianism.’
  • There is another deep sense in which libertarians scorn the broader utopianism of the left.

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