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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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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.
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Translations
المَدينَةُ الفاضِلَه
Utopie
Utopia
utopia
utopija
utópia
ºtópía; staîleysa
이상향
utopijautopinisutopiškas
Utopija
utopie
Utópia
düş ülkeütopya

Utopia

[juːˈtəʊpɪə] NUtopía f
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utopia

[juːˈtəʊpiə] nutopie f
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Utopia

nUtopia nt
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utopia

[juːˈtəʊpɪə] nutopia
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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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The group's fanatical efforts to realise a Utopian society led to the death of some 1.7 million people - more than a quarter of the country's population at the time - from starvation, disease, overwork and executions.
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The upcoming series is based on Aldous Huxley's novel of the same name and is based on a utopian society which has achieved peace and stability through their ban on monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history.
'I want to create a Pakistan which is in line with the the utopian society created by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH),' he said.
Troublesome teen Casey comes across an incredible badge that transports her to a seemingly utopian society, but only when she touches it.
I have always had some sympathy with the ideal of a Utopian society where everyone rubs along in harmony.
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First published in 1987, the book is a far-future exploration of an advanced galactic society known as the Culture, which unites species from across the stars, including humans, under one Utopian society. Of course, it isn't all perfect in paradise; the Culture is under threat from the Idrians, highly religious and war-like aliens who have hired a shape-shifting hitman known as Horza in order to retrieve a powerful piece of Culture technology; a lost Artificial Intelligence known as a Mind.
But Bergin is quick to highlight that even an outwardly utopian society has its problems and can be unjust.
ILS seventh graders are reading The Giver, by Lois Lowry, which is based on a utopian society that controls every detail of a person's life, even their life-long career.
Gene wanted the final frontier to be a utopian society so his Starfleet followed strict rules.