utopian adj.

possessing or regarded as having impossibly or extravagantly ideal conditions in respect of politics, customs, social organization, etc.

SF Criticism

  • 1981 V. N. McIntyre Entropy Effect v. 124 Vonda N. McIntyre

    The present may seem Utopian to you.

  • 1989 J. M. Dillard Lost Years xv.296 J. M. Dillard

    The reality was hardly a utopian dream.

  • 1991 Locus Sept. 35/1

    A mysterious woman has come to him and promised him that two doors, gateways into a Utopian existence, will always be at his disposal. It takes him years to realize that dreams of another world can prevent you from living in your own.


Research requirements

antedating 1613

Earliest cite

Samuel Purchas, 'Pilgrimage'

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