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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
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There were also indications that many creative works were not ideologically pure.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • ideologically, the revolution was American- and European-inspired since it was focused on freedom and equality.

    The Haciendas of Mexico Paul Alexander Bartlett
  • ideologically, it is well known that Bulgaria is a loyal partner within the Soviet-dominated socialist group.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Word Origin and History for ideologically



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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