Laputan definition

lə-pyo͝otn
Absurdly impractical or visionary, especially to the neglect of more useful activity.
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Noun

Singular:
laputan
Plural:
laputans

Origin of laputan

  • After the flying island of Laputa in Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, where absurd projects are pursued and useful pursuits neglected

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition