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ideologue

noun ideo·logue \ˈī-dē-ə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

Simple Definition of ideologue

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

Full Definition of ideologue

  1. 1 :  an impractical idealist :  theorist

  2. 2 :  an often blindly partisan advocate or adherent of a particular ideology

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>



Variants of ideologue

also idea·logue play \ˈī-dē-ə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

Origin of ideologue

French idéologue, back-formation from idéologie


First Known Use: 1815

Rhymes with ideologue



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