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Definition of "utopian" []

  • Of, relating to, describing or having the characteristics of a Utopia: a Utopian island; Utopian novels. (adjective)
  • Excellent or ideal but impracticable; visionary: a utopian scheme for equalizing wealth. (adjective)
  • Proposing impracticably ideal schemes. (adjective)
  • A zealous but impractical reformer of human society. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "utopian" in a sentence
  • "Marx and Engels distinguished their scientific socialism from what they termed the utopian socialism of some other socialist trends."
  • "The artist's interest in utopian societies and the ways in which architecture can reflect belief systems inspired these organic yet repetitive drawings."
  • "The transition in utopian studies is detailed in the essay (“Utopianism and Joanna Baillie: A Preface to Converging Revolutions”) introducing this Praxis volume."