[ yoo-toh-pee-uhn ]
/ yuˈtoʊ pi ən /


of, relating to, or resembling Utopia, an idealized imaginary island described in Sir Thomas More's Utopia (1516).
(usually lowercase) founded upon or involving idealized perfection.
(usually lowercase) given to impractical or unrealistic schemes of such perfection.


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

Origin of Utopian

From the New Latin word Utopiānus, dating back to 1545–55. See Utopia, -an
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British Dictionary definitions for utopian

/ (juːˈtəʊpɪən) sometimes not capital /


of or relating to a perfect or ideal existence


an idealistic social reformer

Derived forms of Utopian

Utopianism, noun
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