ideo·​logue | \ ˈī-dē-ə-ˌlȯg How to pronounce ideologue (audio) , -ˌläg \
variants: or less commonly idealogue

Definition of ideologue

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

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as long as there are ideologues controlling both sides of the aisle, legislative compromise is out of the question the revolutionaries proved to be impractical ideologues who had no idea how to run a country
Recent Examples on the Web But McCraney is a poet, not a moralistic ideologue or a political propagandist happy to play to the choir. Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, 26 June 2022 That, perhaps, will bring a final judgment on which Mr. Abe – the ideologue or the pragmatist – prevails. Daniel Sneider, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 July 2022 Chandrasekhar wrote Godse in The Father and the Assassin as neither an ideologue like Savarkar nor a political giant like Gandhi. Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic, 2 June 2022 Barack Obama, perhaps the nation’s most solipsistic politician and ideologue, took only moments after the issuance of Justice Samuel Alito’s ... Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, 25 June 2022 That would suggest that Stefanik did not need to become an aggressive ideologue in order to hold her seat, making her political calculation all the sadder. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, 3 June 2022 While Price posthumously carves out her place in the repertoire, Wagner, an ideologue who wrote unsparingly about his own antisemitism, has remained a fraught cornerstone. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 16 June 2022 The race now is a clash of visions: the progressive ideologue vs. the liberal pragmatist. Allysia Finley, WSJ, 3 June 2022 In the Sumter County courtroom, Calhoun — his graying hair pulled back in a ponytail and his long beard finely combed — hardly came across as a fire-eating ideologue or wild-eyed conspiracy theorist. Chris Joyner, ajc, 4 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ideologue

1815, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for ideologue

French idéologue, back-formation from idéologie

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“Ideologue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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