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u·to·pi·an

 (yo͞o-tō′pē-ən)
adj.
1. often Utopian Of, relating to, describing or having the characteristics of a Utopia: a Utopian island; Utopian novels.
2.
a. Excellent or ideal but impracticable; visionary: a utopian scheme for equalizing wealth.
b. Proposing impracticably ideal schemes.
n.
A zealous but impractical reformer of human society.

Utopian

(juːˈtəʊpɪən)
adj
of or relating to a perfect or ideal existence. Also: utopistic
n
an idealistic social reformer. Also: utopist
Uˈtopianˌism n

U•to•pi•an

(yuˈtoʊ pi ən)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or resembling Utopia.
2. (usu. l.c.)
a. founded upon or involving idealized perfection.
b. given to impractical schemes of such perfection.
n.
3. (usu. l.c.) an ardent but impractical political or social reformer; visionary; idealist.
[1545–55; < New Latin]
u•to′pi•an•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Utopian - an idealistic (but usually impractical) social reformer; "a Utopian believes in the ultimate perfectibility of man"
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform
Adj.1.utopian - of or pertaining to or resembling a utopiaUtopian - of or pertaining to or resembling a utopia; "a Utopian novel"
2.utopian - characterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection; "the dim utopian future"; "utopian idealists"; "recognized the utopian nature of his hopes"
perfect - being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day"
dystopian - as bad as can be; characterized by human misery; "AIDS is one of the dystopian harbingers of the global villages"- Susan Sontag

utopian

adjective
1. perfect, ideal, romantic, dream, fantasy, imaginary, visionary, airy, idealistic, fanciful, impractical, illusory, chimerical He was pursuing a utopian dream of world prosperity.
noun
1. dreamer, visionary, idealist, Don Quixote, romanticist Kennedy had no patience with dreamers or liberal utopians.

utopian

adjective
1. Not compatible with reality:
2. Showing a tendency to envision things in perfect but unrealistic form:
noun
A person inclined to be imaginative or idealistic but impractical:
Translations
يوتوبي: مِثالي لكن خَيالي
utopický
utópisztikus
útópískur, draumórakenndur
utopiškas
utopický
düşselhayalî

Utopian

[juːˈtəʊpɪən]
A. ADJ [dream etc] → utópico; [person] → utopista
B. Nutopista mf

Utopian

adjutopisch, utopistisch (pej)
nUtopist(in) m(f)

utopian

[juːˈtəʊpɪən] adjutopico/a

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.
References in classic literature ?
A man must be far gone in Utopian speculations who can seriously doubt that, if these States should either be wholly disunited, or only united in partial confederacies, the subdivisions into which they might be thrown would have frequent and violent contests with each other.
In either case, it is both reactionary and Utopian.
These proposals, therefore, are of a purely Utopian character.
I had no convenient cicerone in the pattern of the Utopian books.
Noirtier possessed this peculiarity, he never projected any Utopian schemes which could never be realized, but strove for possibilities, and he applied to the realization of these possibilities the terrible theories of The Mountain, -- theories that never shrank from any means that were deemed necessary to bring about the desired result.
I know you think me Utopian, don't you--an idealist?
It can spend money enough on such things as farmers and traders value, but it is thought Utopian to propose spending money for things which more intelligent men know to be of far more worth.
He had battled with it like a man, and had lots of fine Utopian ideas about the perfectibility of mankind, glorious humanity, and such-like, knocked out of his head, and a real, wholesome Christian love for the poor, struggling, sinning men, of whom he felt himself one, and with and for whom he spent fortune, and strength, and life, driven into his heart.
But this latter Utopian object (in short sleeves) always appeared to be the great inoffensive aim of her existence.
Yet as other countries still prized money, gold and silver was sometimes needed by the Utopians.
And therefore these metals, which other nations do as grievously and sorrowfully forego, as in a manner from their own lives, if they should altogether at once be taken from the Utopians, no man there would think that he had lost the worth of a farthing.
The controlling purpose in the life of the Utopians is to secure both the welfare of the State and the full development of the individual under the ascendancy of his higher faculties.