non·​ideo·​log·​i·​cal ˌnän-ˌī-dē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce nonideological (audio)
: 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
nonideologically adverb

Examples of nonideological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The plan was for a day of celebrations in October, framed as a nonideological tribute to a justice beloved by his colleagues on both right and left. Jo Becker, New York Times, 30 Apr. 2023 Even before Trump’s loyalty test became a professed belief that Trump won the 2020 election, Trumpery was mostly a mishmash of nonideological vices: rank bigotry, xenophobia, authoritarianism, greed, and a gleeful breaking of rules and ethical norms large and small. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 16 Aug. 2022 Garcia, 51, is a city government veteran who ran as a nonideological crisis manager well-suited to guiding New York out of a once-in-a-century pandemic., 29 June 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonideological was in 1937

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“Nonideological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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