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

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The director, Ivan Reitman, had unusually conservative leanings for Hollywood, but Reagan himself seems to have had a nonideological good time watching the movie. Thomas Mallon, New York Times, "Watch One With the Gipper: An Aide Recalls Movie Nights With the Reagans," 2 Apr. 2018 That used to be an uncontroversial and nonideological point. Adam Liptak, New York Times, "How Conservatives Weaponized the First Amendment," 30 June 2018 Moreover, in contrast to these earlier Islamist groups, the Sadrists were, from their inception in the 1990s, nonideological with no clear vision of an Islamic state, constitution or economy. Benedict Robin, Washington Post, "Why everyone failed to predict the leftist-Islamist alliance that won Iraq’s 2018 elections," 7 June 2018 Why the democracy movement can’t be nonideological. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "America’s Version of Capitalism Is Incompatible With Democracy," 23 May 2018 And this does not even include the increasing number of ostensibly nonideological mass shooters who fit a now well-known profile: angry white men, often with histories of domestic abuse, who enjoy unfettered access to firearms. The Rev. Michael Mcbride And Dr. Antonio Cediel, The Root, "Why Is Our Government Soft on White Domestic Terrorism?," 26 Feb. 2018 Trump was elected as a nonideological anti-politician with a passion for straight, even coarse, language. Marc Fisher, Washington Post, "Best behavior: How Trump alters his tone to suit the occasion," 30 Jan. 2018 Most Trump supporters are conservatives, even if there is a base of more complicated, nonideological, do-something voters. WSJ, "Trump’s Pivot? His Job Is to Get Things Done," 15 Sep. 2017 One problem revealed by this episode is the liabilities of a presidency held by a nonideological figure, a goal of good-government types. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "Obama’s Last Laugh," 19 July 2017

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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