Definition of utopian in English:

utopian

Line breaks: uto|pian
Pronunciation: /juːˈtəʊpɪən
 
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adjective

noun

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  • An idealistic reformer: he describes himself as an educational Utopian
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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?

Derivatives

utopianism

noun
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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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