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utopian

Syllabification: u·to·pi·an
Pronunciation: /yo͞oˈtōpēən
 
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Definition of utopian in English:

adjective

Modeled on or aiming for a state in which everything is perfect; idealistic.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
idealistic, visionary, romantic, starry-eyed, fanciful, unrealistic, pie-in-the-sky;
ideal, perfect, paradisal, heavenly, idyllic, blissful, Elysian
literary Arcadian

noun

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An idealistic reformer.
Example sentences
  • 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?

Derivatives

utopianism

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌnizəm/
noun
Example sentences
  • 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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