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u·to·pi·an·ism

also U·to·pi·an·ism  (yo͞o-tō′pē-ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
The ideals or principles of a utopian; idealistic and impractical social theory.
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utopianism

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.
See also: Utopia
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Utopianism - the political orientation of a Utopian who believes in impossibly idealistic schemes of social perfection
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
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Translations

Utopianism

[juːˈtəʊpɪənɪzəm] Nutopismo m
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Utopianism

nUtopismus m
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