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[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-/
of or relating to ideology.
speculative; visionary.
Origin of ideological
1855-60; ideolog(y) + -ic + -al1
Related forms
ideologically, adverb
anti-ideological, adjective
anti-ideologically, adverb
nonideologic, adjective
nonideological, adjective
nonideologically, adverb
unideological, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Occasionally, however, there is an example of an ideological diversity in a direction opposite that of lax morality.

    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
  • She had an extraordinary capacity for believing whatever suited her ideological or personal purposes.

    Emma Goldman Charles A. Madison
  • Governing under conditions of ideological anarchy is at best a precarious effort—a makeshift, a pitiable building upon sand.

    Government in Republican China Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
  • Intellectualism is based on the category of judgment, and judgment too is a ideological attitude.

Word Origin and History for ideological

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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