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ideological

or ideologic

[ahy-dee-uh-loj-i-kuh l or ahy-dee-uh-loj-ik; id-ee-] /ˌaɪ di əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl or ˌaɪ di əˈlɒdʒ ɪk; ˌɪd i-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to ideology.
2.
speculative; visionary.
Origin of ideological
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; ideolog(y) + -ic + -al1
Related forms
ideologically, adverb
anti-ideological, adjective
anti-ideologically, adverb
nonideologic, adjective
nonideological, adjective
nonideologically, adverb
unideological, adjective
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Examples from the Web for ideological
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  • Other perspectives had ideological, political, or cultural ramifications.

  • But, as Engels pointed out, Socialism also has its ideological side.

    Socialism: Positive and Negative

    Robert Rives La Monte
  • The publishing house then sends it, with a brief description of its ideological content, to the Committee on Art and Culture.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • The preamble to the law set the ideological tone of the new system.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • This ideological scaffolding is unmistakable in every one of Rolland's dramas.

    Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
Word Origin and History for ideological
adj.

1797, from ideology + -ical. Related: Ideologically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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