nonideological

adjective
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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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "The Real Majority at 50," 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, "Rem Koolhaas Gives Beleaguered City Folk a Trip to the Countryside," 5 Nov. 2020 Samuelson is a writer who learns a lot and imparts this learning to readers, in a fairly nonideological way. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 17 Sep. 2020 Meacham is a nonideological historian and McGraw is a country star, two professions that were built for caution, something McGraw occasionally takes to excess. Allison Stewart, Washington Post, "How American music became both a reflection and an instrument of social change," 10 July 2019 Inside our best think tanks and journals on both right and left, plenty of brilliant thinkers do grownup policy work in precisely this spirit of nonideological practicality. Daniel E. Burns, National Review, "What Political Philosophy Can’t Do," 23 Jan. 2020 Meacham is a nonideological historian and McGraw is a country star, two professions that were built for caution, something McGraw occasionally takes to excess. Allison Stewart, Washington Post, "How American music became both a reflection and an instrument of social change," 10 July 2019 Meacham is a nonideological historian and McGraw is a country star, two professions that were built for caution, something McGraw occasionally takes to excess. Allison Stewart, chicagotribune.com, "Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw: How American music became both a reflection and an instrument of social change," 11 July 2019 In 2014 the Democratic nominee campaigned as a nonideological centrist. Aaron Zitner, WSJ, "The Yawning Divide That Explains American Politics," 30 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of nonideological

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonideological.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonideological. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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