utopia
(Gk., no place) A utopia is an ideal place or state of life. The term derives from the Utopia of Thomas More (1516). Visions of ideal communities and ways of living have naturally informed many political platforms, although the conceptions of human nature that they imply are usually highly simplistic. Hence utopianism, or the recommending and criticizing of political action in the light of supposed ideal systems or utopias. Dystopias tend to be more vividly imagined, just as hell is easier to conceive than heaven.

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  • utopia — s. f. 1. País imaginário em que tudo está organizado de uma forma superior. 2. Sistema ou plano que parece irrealizável. 3. Fantasia.   ‣ Etimologia: latim tardio utopia, palavra forjada por Thomas More para nomear uma ilha ideal em A Utopia, do… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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  • Utopĭa — (griech., »Nirgendheim«), die fabelhafte Insel, auf der Thomas Morus seinen Staatsroman »De optimo rei publicae statu, deque nova insula Utopia« spielen ließ. Daher Utopist, einer, der sich mit unausführbaren Weltverbesserungsplänen (Utopīen)… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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