Examples of ideologue in a Sentence
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 of ideologue from the Web
Gorka, who frequently appeared on cable news shows to tout Trump's policies, was a divisive figure within the administration, seen by veteran intelligence professionals and diplomats as an ideologue with little real-world experience.
A committed right-wing ideologue who plans to retire at the end of his term, Johnson has no reason to fear the repercussions of throwing his constituencies off their insurance.
The push for protectionism is driven by a small inner circle that includes Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, trade policy director Peter Navarro, and nationalist ideologues Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller.
The settlement, named for a prominent female ideologue killed in combat in 2009, is located high up on lush green mountains that have long been a FARC stronghold and was witness to some of the conflict’s worst atrocities.
For decades, conservative ideologues have insisted that raising the minimum wage will hurt, not help, low-wage workers.
But his lengthy exit letter—a document that, when it was leaked to the public, was taken as a laughable manifesto—casts him as a purist and maybe even an ideologue.
Sekulow, 61, is heretofore best known as a legal ideologue with his own popular conservative talk show, devoted to defending the causes of the Christian right.
Today, with ideologues in the Tea Party and money men like the Koch brothers in control of the Republican Party, the center has fallen out of American politics.
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Origin and Etymology of ideologue
First Known Use: 1815See Words from the same year
Synonymscrusader, fanatic, zealot (also idealogue), militant, partisan (also partizan), red hot, true believer
Related Wordsactivist; dreamer, idealist, visionary; cultist, disciple, follower, hanger-on, idolizer, votary; addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fan, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, maniac, maven (also mavin), nut, sucker; advocate, apostle, backer, champion, evangelist, patron, promoter, stalwart, supporter; booster, rooter, well-wisher; faddist
Near Antonymsdabbler, dilettante
IDEOLOGUE Defined for English Language Learners
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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