Erewhonian

adjective

Er·​e·​whon·​i·​an
¦erə¦(h) wänēən,
-wōn-
: of or suggestive of the utopia described in the book Erewhon whose people dealt with disease as a crime and destroyed machinery lest machines destroy them
an Erewhonian fear of automation

Word History

Etymology

Erewhon (anagram of nowhere), fictitious land described in the utopian novel Erewhon (1872) by Samuel Butler †1902 British writer + English -ian

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“Erewhonian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Erewhonian. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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