[ yoo-toh-pee-uhn ]
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  1. of, relating to, or resembling Utopia, an idealized imaginary island described in Sir Thomas More's Utopia (1516).

  2. (usually lowercase) founded upon or involving idealized perfection.

  1. (usually lowercase) given to impractical or unrealistic schemes of such perfection.

  1. an inhabitant of Utopia.

  2. (usually lowercase) an ardent but impractical political or social reformer; visionary; idealist.

Origin of Utopian

First recorded in 1545–55; from New Latin Ūtopiānus; see origin at Utopia, -an

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How to use Utopian in a sentence

  • Instead of this, he embarked the money in some Utopian scheme for pearl fishing at Panama, and lost all!

  • This was in itself a Utopian experience for Thyrsis, who had never before taken a trip in one of these magic chariots.

    Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
  • Moreover, these Utopian Socialists were almost without exception Freemasons or members of other secret societies.

  • What Utopian dreams were whispered into ears into which the eddying waters were intoning a refrain!

    The Broken Sword | Dennison Worthington
  • But the Socialists of to-day have nothing in common with such Utopian ideas as those I have described.

British Dictionary definitions for Utopian


/ (juːˈtəʊpɪən) sometimes not capital /

  1. of or relating to a perfect or ideal existence

  1. an idealistic social reformer

Derived forms of Utopian

  • Utopianism, noun

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