non·​ideo·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌnän-ˌī-dē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce nonideological (audio) , -ˌi- \

Definition of nonideological

: not of, relating to, or based on ideas or ideology : not ideological Politicians are pulled by public opinion, by calculations of political advantage, and by other nonideological considerations.— Charles Krauthammer

Other Words from nonideological

nonideologically adverb

Examples of nonideological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Voters are not sure Democrats can look beyond identity politics to ensure public safety, secure borders, high-quality nonideological education, and economic progress for all Americans. Ruy Teixeira, National Review, 31 Mar. 2022 Countries may well have had nonideological reasons for opposing the US initiative, including trade ties with Russia. Jeffrey Sachs, CNN, 20 Apr. 2022 These sentiments, apparently, did not count as objective or nonideological. Graeme Wood, The Atlantic, 3 Mar. 2022 Samet finds this real-time depiction of a nonideological American soldier to be credible. Carlos Lozada, The New Yorker, 22 Nov. 2021 Called the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the organization was purposely nonideological and nonpartisan. New York Times, 6 June 2021 Above all, Garland's 25 years on the D.C. Circuit established his reputation as a smart, centrist, nonideological legal thinker — a straight shooter who acted on the basis of principle and the rule of law. Star Tribune, 7 Jan. 2021 Republicans are also controlled by the primary voters, but in endorsing Trump, the new Republican base set the party on a nonideological course. Kyle Sammin, Washington Examiner, 12 Nov. 2020 Its undisguised admiration for Xi’s China, not to mention its almost nostalgic gaze on colonial expansion and Soviet development, doubles down on Mr. Koolhaas’s nonideological esteem for world-reshaping ambitions. Jason Farago, New York Times, 5 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of nonideological

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonideological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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