ideologue

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noun ideo·logue \ˈī-dē-ə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

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 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>

Variants of ideologue

less commonly

idealogue

Origin and Etymology of ideologue

French idéologue, back-formation from idéologie


First Known Use: 1815


IDEOLOGUE Defined for English Language Learners

ideologue

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noun ideo·logue \ˈī-dē-ə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

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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