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noun uto·pia \yu̇-ˈtō-pē-ə\
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Simple Definition of utopia : an imaginary place in which the government, laws, and social conditions are perfect
Full Definition of utopia
1: an imaginary and indefinitely remote place
2 often capitalized: a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions
3: an impractical scheme for social improvement See utopia defined for English-language learners See utopia defined for kids
Did You Know?
In 1516, English humanist Sir Thomas More published a book titled Utopia. It compared social and economic conditions in Europe with those of an ideal society on an imaginary island located off the coast of the Americas.
More wanted to imply that the perfect conditions on his fictional island could never really exist, so he called it Utopia, a name he created by combining the Greek words ou (meaning "no, not") and topos (meaning "place," a root used in our word topography).
The earliest generic use of utopia was for an imaginary and indefinitely remote place. The current use of utopia, referring to an ideal place or society, was inspired by More's description of Utopia's perfection.
Origin and Etymology 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
SynonymsCamelot, Cockaigne, Eden
Antonymsanti-utopia, dystopia, hell
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But the utopia is more seductive. Doesn't have closed doors as the impossible. Don't despise us as forbidden. Utopia has the grace of the myths, the wonder of illusions. Mario Benedetti
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