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Utopia (countable and uncountable, plural Utopias)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of utopia.
    • 1945, John Laird, The Device of Government: An Essay on Civil Polity, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: Cambridge University Press, page 115:
      For a long time to come, at least, it is too dangerous an experiment to base on hope. Again they may say that it never could succeed unless in a uchronian Utopia 'above these ruinable skies'.
    • 1962 August, G. Freeman Allen, “Traffic control on the Great Northern Line”, in Modern Railways, page 131:
      As everyone knows, almost all booked passenger and freight trains are diagrammed into rosters for engines and men, and in an operating Utopia everything would work out daily according to plan.
    • 1969, Bryce F. Ryan, Social and cultural change, page 3:
      Whether produced as a Utopia or as a Nineteen Eighty-Four, a condition of changelessness would make man something less than human.
    • 1972, W. G. Fleming, Ontario's Educative Society, volume 3, page 558:
      An examless, gradeless school would have a better social climate; perhaps some would benefit academically. But it is a pure act of faith to believe such educational Utopia is possible.
    • 1974, Kenneth Young, H. G. Wells, Longman Group Ltd, →ISBN, page 44:
      Orwell had correctly seen that the achievement of Wells’s ideas would be far from the frivolity of ‘Utopiae full of nude women’ and visions of ‘super garden cities’.
    • 1978, The Spectator, volume 240, number 1, page 25:
      But the bleakest Utopia of all, the very first of the Unutopias, had come from Wells long before that.



Coined by Thomas More in 1516 in his book Utopia from Ancient Greek οὐ (ou, not) +‎ τόπος (tópos, place, region).[1] Compare dystopia.


Proper noun[edit]

Ūtopia f sg (genitive Ūtopiae); first declension

  1. a fictional island, possessing a seemingly perfect socio-politico-legal system


First-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Ūtopia
Genitive Ūtopiae
Dative Ūtopiae
Accusative Ūtopiam
Ablative Ūtopiā
Vocative Ūtopia
Locative Ūtopiae