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u·to·pi·a

 (yo͞o-tō′pē-ə)
n.
1.
a. often Utopia An ideally perfect place, especially in its social, political, and moral aspects.
b. A work of fiction describing a utopia.
2. An impractical, idealistic scheme for social and political reform.

[New Latin Ūtopia, imaginary island in Utopia by Sir Thomas More : Greek ou, not, no; see aiw- in Indo-European roots + Greek topos, place.]

Utopia

(juːˈtəʊpɪə)
n
1. (Placename) (sometimes not capital) any real or imaginary society, place, state, etc, considered to be perfect or ideal
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (sometimes not capital) any real or imaginary society, place, state, etc, considered to be perfect or ideal
[C16: from New Latin Utopia (coined by Sir Thomas More in 1516 as the title of his book that described an imaginary island representing the perfect society), literally: no place, from Greek ou not + topos a place]

U•to•pi•a

(yuˈtoʊ pi ə)

n., pl. -pi•as.
1. an imaginary island described in Sir Thomas More's Utopia (1516) as enjoying perfection in law, politics, etc.
2. (usu. l.c.) any ideal place or state.
3. (usu. l.c.) any visionary system of political or social perfection.
[< New Latin (1516) < Greek ou not + tóp(os) a place + -ia -y3]

Utopia

See also society.

an imaginary place where the conditions and quality of life are unpleasant. The opposite of Utopia.
the precepts and opinions of Etienne Cabet and his followers, who settled communistic utopias in the U.S. during the 19th cent., as Nauvoo, Illinois (1849). — Icarian, n., adj.
a state in which the worst possible conditions exist in government, society, law, etc. Cf. Utopia.
1. name of an imaginary island; subject and title of a book by Sir Thomas More, that had a perfect political and social system.
2. (l.c.) any ideal place or situation.
1. the views and habits of mind of a visionary or idealist, sometimes beyond realization.
2. impracticable schemes of political and social reform. — utopian, utopianist, utopist, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Utopia - a book written by Sir Thomas More (1516) describing the perfect society on an imaginary island
2.utopia - ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
dystopia - state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror
3.utopia - a work of fiction describing a utopia
fiction - a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
4.Utopia - an imaginary place considered to be perfect or idealUtopia - an imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place - a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings

utopia

noun paradise, heaven, Eden, bliss, perfect place, Garden of Eden, Shangri-la, Happy Valley, seventh heaven, ideal life, Erewhon We weren't out to design a contemporary utopia.
Translations
المَدينَةُ الفاضِلَه
Utopie
Utopia
utopia
utopija
utópia
ºtópía; staîleysa
이상향
utopijautopinisutopiškas
Utopija
utopie
Utópia
düş ülkeütopya

Utopia

[juːˈtəʊpɪə] NUtopía f

utopia

[juːˈtəʊpiə] nutopie f

Utopia

nUtopia nt

utopia

[juːˈtəʊpɪə] nutopia

Utopia

(juːˈtəupiə) noun
an imaginary country that has a perfect social and political system.
Uˈtopian adjective
(of eg plans for benefiting mankind) desirable, but idealistic and impossible. Utopian schemes.
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