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utopianism

[yoo-toh-pee-uh-niz-uh m]
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noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
  1. the views or habit of mind of a utopian; impracticable schemes of political or social reform.

Origin of utopianism

1655–65; utopian + -ism
Related formsu·to·pi·an·ist, noun
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Examples from the Web for utopianism

Historical Examples

  • Otherwise, indeed, it would only be a new kind of Utopianism.

    Socialism

    John Spargo

  • Doubtless both Marx and Engels lapsed occasionally into Utopianism.

    Socialism

    John Spargo

  • Quixotism, or Utopianism; that is another of the devil's pet words.

  • Let us think for a few moments what romance and Utopianism mean.

  • It was the utopianism of our tails, in most cases, that first cracked the shell.


Word Origin and History for utopianism

n.

c.1810, from utopian + -ism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper