Utopianism U*to"pi*an*ism, n. The ideas, views, aims, etc., of a Utopian; impracticable schemes of human perfection; optimism. [1913 Webster]

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  • utopianism — (n.) c.1810, from UTOPIAN (Cf. utopian) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • utopianism — [yo͞o tō′pēən iz΄əm] n. the ideas, doctrines, aims, etc. of a utopian; visionary schemes for producing perfection in social or political conditions …   English World dictionary

  • utopianism — utopia, utopianism A utopia is an imaginative account of a perfect society or ideal commonwealth. The term, which is often used derogatively to mean unrealistic, is derived from Sir Thomas More s Utopia(1516), but in sociology it is usually… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • utopianism — utopian ► ADJECTIVE ▪ idealistic. ► NOUN ▪ an idealistic reformer. DERIVATIVES utopianism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • utopianism — noun Date: circa 1661 1. a utopian idea or theory 2. often capitalized the body of ideas, views, or aims of a utopian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • utopianism — utopianist, n. /yooh toh pee euh niz euhm/, n. (sometimes cap.) the views or habit of mind of a utopian; impracticable schemes of political or social reform. [1655 65; UTOPIAN + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Utopianism — noun The belief in a system for an ideal society (usually regarded as unrealistic) …   Wiktionary

  • utopianism — U to·pi·an·ism· || jÉ™nɪzÉ™m n. unrealistic aspiration for ideal political and social conditions …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • utopianism — uto·pi·an·ism …   English syllables

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