one who is intensely or excessively devoted to a cause <as long as there are ideologues controlling both sides of the aisle, legislative compromise is out of the question> Related Words activist
one whose conduct is guided more by the image of perfection than by the real world <the revolutionaries proved to be impractical ideologues who had no idea how to run a country>
Variants of IDEOLOGUE
ideologue also idealogue
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