the body of doctrine, myth, belief, etc., that guides an individual, social movement, institution, class, or large group.
such a body of doctrine, myth, etc., with reference to some political and social plan, as that of fascism, along with the devices for putting it into operation.
the study of the nature and origin of ideas.
a system that derives ideas exclusively from sensation.
theorizing of a visionary or impractical nature.
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How to use ideology in a sentence
Acting on a dehumanizing ideology does not require fully believing that ideology.Believing in Monsters: David Livingstone Smith on the Subhuman - Facts So Romantic | Eric Schwitzgebel | September 11, 2020 | Nautilus
Extremist ideologies can offer meaning, purpose and a narrative of control when everything feels out of it.How Trump And COVID-19 Have Reshaped The Modern Militia Movement | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux | September 4, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Social media has made it even easier for someone with a passing interest to find out about militias online, and get involved — even tangentially — in whatever part of the movement fits their ideology and goals.How Trump And COVID-19 Have Reshaped The Modern Militia Movement | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux | September 4, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
There has never been such a difference between two parties, or two individuals, in ideology, philosophy, or vision than there is right now.Trump casts Biden as vessel for "wild-eyed Marxists" in 70-minute RNC speech | Axios | August 28, 2020 | Axios
Israel has also the most progressive attitude towards LGBTQ people in the region, despite conservative ideologies.
But it will take more than superficial solidarity to dismantle those structures and the ideologies that birthed them.
Each side has deeply seeded beliefs that are based on directly opposing ideologies.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism | Dina Goldstein | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It also compared the views of people with different political ideologies.It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral | Elizabeth Picciuto | September 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Can we find a way to prevent invidious discrimination without subjecting ourselves to government-enforced ideologies?
This article is not a piece of commentary about beliefs or ideologies.
So ideologies arose to try to solve the dilemma of a basically static society, and they fought wars.Bear Trap | Alan Edward Nourse
Free people are not drawn to violent and malignant ideologies -- and most will choose a better way when they're given a chance.State of the Union Addresses of George W. Bush | George W. Bush
Thence arise ideologies of every sort, as also the generalization of morality in catechisms, in canons and in systems.Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History | Antonio Labriola
In an age of the death of ideologies, this is a poor – and dangerous – choice.After the Rain | Sam Vaknin
It was not a choice between ideologies; it was a choice between degrees of expansion.Proclaim Liberty! | Gilbert Seldes
British Dictionary definitions for ideology
a body of ideas that reflects the beliefs and interests of a nation, political system, etc and underlies political action
philosophy sociol the set of beliefs by which a group or society orders reality so as to render it intelligible
speculation that is imaginary or visionary
the study of the nature and origin of ideas
- ideological (ˌaɪdɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or ideologic, adjective
- ideologically, adverb
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Cultural definitions for ideology
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