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ideologue

noun ideo·logue \ˈī-dē-ə-ˌlg, -ˌläg\

: someone who very strongly supports and is guided by the ideology of a particular group

Full Definition of IDEOLOGUE

1
:  an impractical idealist :  theorist
2
:  an often blindly partisan advocate or adherent of a particular ideology

Variants of IDEOLOGUE

ideo·logue also idea·logue \ˈī-dē-ə-ˌlg, -ˌläg\

Examples of IDEOLOGUE

  1. <as long as there are ideologues controlling both sides of the aisle, legislative compromise is out of the question>
  2. <the revolutionaries proved to be impractical ideologues who had no idea how to run a country>

Origin of IDEOLOGUE

French idéologue, back-formation from idéologie
First Known Use: 1815

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture

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