an imaginary island described in Sir Thomas More's Utopia (1516) as enjoying perfection in law, politics, etc.
(usually lowercase) an ideal place or state.
(usually lowercase) any visionary system of political or social perfection.
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How to use Utopia in a sentence
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And the capital city is a veritable Utopia of acceptance and integration.
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Founded as a Utopia where possessions, childcare, and love were communal, traditional family structures were banned.
He was so disappointed with communism that he decided that the Khomeini Utopia was the right one!The Politics of Literature: An interview with Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa | Michael Moynihan | October 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Utopia for Beginners Joshua Foer, The New Yorker An amateur linguist loses control of the language he invented.The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks December 22, 2012 | David Sessions | December 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Their dominion was an Utopia; and had it been possible to shut out every European and every wild Indian, it might have lasted.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
Within a few hours friendly relations had been established between the natives and the readers of Utopia.Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
He was on a planet that seemed, at first glance, to be a Utopia.The Status Civilization | Robert Sheckley
More actually wrote to Warham and to another friend that the Utopia had been printed without his knowledge.The Age of Erasmus | P. S. Allen
Utopia I know is very rich in splendid scenery, but unfortunately it partakes much of the nature of the mirage.The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. II (of 2) | Timothy East
British Dictionary definitions for Utopia
(sometimes not capital) any real or imaginary society, place, state, etc, considered to be perfect or ideal
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Cultural definitions for Utopia
(1516) A book by Sir Thomas More that describes an imaginary ideal society free of poverty and suffering. The expression utopia is coined from Greek words and means “no place.”
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