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or i·de·o·log·ic

[ahy-dee-uh-loj-i-kuh l or ahy-dee-uh-loj-ik; id-ee-]
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  1. of or relating to ideology.
  2. speculative; visionary.
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Origin of ideological

First recorded in 1855–60; ideolog(y) + -ic + -al1
Related formsi·de·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti-i·de·o·log·i·cal, adjectivean·ti-i·de·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·i·de·o·log·ic, adjectivenon·i·de·o·log·i·cal, adjectivenon·i·de·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbun·id·e·o·log·i·cal, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Other perspectives had ideological, political, or cultural ramifications.

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

  • 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.

  • This ideological scaffolding is unmistakable in every one of Rolland's dramas.

    Romain Rolland

    Stefan Zweig

Word Origin and History for ideological


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

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