from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, describing or having the characteristics of a Utopia: a Utopian island; Utopian novels.
  • adj. Excellent or ideal but impracticable; visionary: a utopian scheme for equalizing wealth.
  • adj. Proposing impracticably ideal schemes.
  • n. A zealous but impractical reformer of human society.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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,”
  • n. An inhabitant of Utopia.
  • n. [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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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").



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.