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utopia

Line breaks: uto¦pia
Pronunciation: /juːˈtəʊpɪə
 
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Definition of utopia in English:

noun

An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The opposite of dystopia.
Example sentences
  • "Brooklyn's a place that has taken on an identity as this sort of creative utopia," Butler said.
  • People seem to regard Fire Island as a utopia, and it's not hard to discern why.
  • The social utopia you crave is an anathema to a majority.
Synonyms
ideal place, paradise, heaven, heaven on earth, Eden, Garden of Eden, Shangri-La, Elysium, the Elysian Fields, Happy Valley, seventh heaven, idyll, nirvana, bliss
literary Arcadia, Arcady, Erewhon

Origin

mid 16th century: based on Greek ou 'not' + topos 'place'; the word was first used in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More.

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