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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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  • There were also indications that many creative works were not ideologically pure.

  • 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.

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