Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, describing or having the characteristics of a Utopia.
  • adjective Excellent or ideal but impracticable; visionary.
  • adjective Proposing impracticably ideal schemes.
  • noun A zealous but impractical reformer of human society.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or resembling Utopia.
  • [lowercase] Founded upon or involving imaginary or ideal perfection; chimerical.
  • [lowercase] Belonging to no locality: as, “titular and utopian bishops,”
  • noun An inhabitant of Utopia.
  • noun [lowercase] One who forms or favors schemes supposed to lead to a state of perfect happiness, justice, virtue, etc.; an ardent but impractical political or social reformer; an optimist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Utopia; resembling Utopia; hence, ideal; chimerical; fanciful; founded upon, or involving, imaginary perfections.
  • noun An inhabitant of Utopia; hence, one who believes in the perfectibility of human society; a visionary; an idealist; an optimist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Ideal but often impractical; visionary.
  • adjective of or pertaining to or resembling a utopia
  • noun Someone who supports or heralds the establishment of a utopia

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or pertaining to or resembling a utopia
  • adjective characterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection
  • noun an idealistic (but usually impractical) social reformer

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Utopia, a term coined by Sir Thomas More in his work of the same title, from Ancient Greek οὐ (ou, "not, no") + τόπος (topos, "place").

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