ideologue

noun ideo·logue \ ˈī-dē-ə-ˌlȯg , -ˌläg \
variants: or less commonly idealogue

Definition of ideologue

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

Examples of ideologue in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of ideologue

French idéologue, back-formation from idéologie


IDEOLOGUE Defined for English Language Learners

ideologue

noun

Definition of ideologue for English Language Learners

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



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