The New Utopic Dictionary

Over years during and since MA study I have been working on the concept of a dictionary containing greater holistic reference to individual words found within the likes of The New Oxford Dictionary.

Though language is a necessary vehicle for moving past that which has no name (Paddy Macaloon), all the same aught we use it more thoroughly with as little discrimination as possible…


A collection of word references as ‘modified/ updated’ will be added to this page soon.

adjective: normal
  1. 1.
    conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected.
    “it’s quite normal for puppies to bolt their food”


    usualstandardtypicalstockcommonordinarycustomaryconventionalhabitualaccustomedexpectedwontedeverydayregularroutineday-to-daydailyestablished, settled, setfixedtraditionalquotidianprevailing More

    Binary: Unnatural. Contrived. Restrained. Bored. Inflexible. Stiff. Set. Fixed. Controlled. Fearful. Dead.
    antonyms: unusualabnormal
    • (of a person) free from physical or mental disorders.
      “until her accident Louise had been a perfectly normal little girl”
      synonyms: sane, in one’s right mind, right in the head, of sound mind, in possession of all one’s faculties, able to think/reason clearly, lucidrationalcoherentbalancedwell balancedMore

  2. 2.
    (of a line, ray, or other linear feature) intersecting a given line or surface at right angles.
    “a single plane of symmetry with a diad axis normal to it”
  3. 3.
    (of a salt solution) containing the same salt concentration as the blood.
    “dilute the stock solution with sterile water or normal saline”
  4. 4.
    denoting a fault or faulting in which a relative downward movement occurred in the strata situated on the upper side of the fault plane.
noun: normal; plural noun: normals
  1. 1.
    the usual, typical, or expected state or condition.
    “her temperature was above normal
      a person who is conventional or healthy.
    noun: failure
    1. 1.
      lack of success.
      “an economic policy that is doomed to failure”
      synonyms: lack of success, non-successnon-fulfilmentabortionmiscarriagedefeatfrustrationcollapse, foundering, misfiring, coming to nothing, falling through; More

      Binary: Non conformist.
      antonyms: success
      • an unsuccessful person or thing.
        plural noun: failures
        “bad weather had resulted in crop failures”
        synonyms: loser, born loser, incompetentnon-achiever, underachiever, ne’er-do-welldisappointmentwrite-offMore

    2. 2.
      the neglect or omission of expected or required action.
      “their failure to comply with the basic rules”
      synonyms: negligence, remissness, non-observancenon-performancederelictionMore

      • a lack or deficiency of a desirable quality.
        “a failure of imagination”