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1utopian

adjective, uto·pi·an often capitalized \-pē-ən\

Definition of UTOPIAN

1
:  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a utopia; especially :  having impossibly ideal conditions especially of social organization
2
:  proposing or advocating impractically ideal social and political schemes <utopian idealists>
3
:  impossibly ideal :  visionary <recognised the utopian nature of his hopes — C. S. Kilby>
4
:  believing in, advocating, or having the characteristics of utopian socialism <utopian doctrines> <utopian novels>

Examples of UTOPIAN

  1. <a plan to revitalize the city's decaying downtown that proved to be overly ambitious and utopian>

First Known Use of UTOPIAN

1551

Other Sociology Terms

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

2utopian

noun

Definition of UTOPIAN

1
:  one who believes in the perfectibility of human society
2
:  one who proposes or advocates utopian schemes

Examples of UTOPIAN

  1. <in the 19th century utopians founded a number of short-lived socialist communities>

First Known Use of UTOPIAN

circa 1873

Other Sociology Terms

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

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