noun \y-ˈtō-pē-ə\

: an imaginary place in which the government, laws, and social conditions are perfect

Full Definition of UTOPIA

:  an imaginary and indefinitely remote place
often capitalized :  a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions
:  an impractical scheme for social improvement

Examples of UTOPIA

  1. The town's founders wanted to create a Christian utopia.
  2. It's a nice place to live, but it's no Utopia.

Origin of UTOPIA

Utopia, imaginary and ideal country in Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More, from Greek ou not, no + topos place
First Known Use: 1597

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture

Rhymes with UTOPIA


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