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Utopian

[yoo-toh-pee-uh n] /yuˈtoʊ pi ən/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling Utopia.
2.
(usually lowercase) founded upon or involving idealized perfection.
3.
(usually lowercase) given to impractical or unrealistic schemes of such perfection.
noun
4.
an inhabitant of Utopia.
5.
(usually lowercase) an ardent but impractical political or social reformer; visionary; idealist.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; < Neo-Latin Utopiānus. See Utopia, -an
Synonyms
3. visionary, idealistic; impracticable.
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British Dictionary definitions for Utopian

Utopian

/juːˈtəʊpɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a perfect or ideal existence
noun
2.
an idealistic social reformer
Derived Forms
Utopianism, noun
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Word Origin and History for Utopian

utopian

adj.

1550s, with reference to More's fictional country; 1610s as "extravagantly ideal, impossibly visionary," from utopia + -ian. As a noun meaning "visionary idealist" it is first recorded c.1873 (earlier in this sense was utopiast, 1854).

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