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Synonyms and Antonyms of ideologue

  1. 1 one who is intensely or excessively devoted to a cause as long as there are ideologues controlling both sides of the aisle, legislative compromise is out of the question Synonyms crusader, fanatic, zealot (also idealogue), militant, partisan (also partizan), red hot, true believerRelated Words activist; 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; faddistNear Antonyms dabbler, dilettanteAntonyms nonmilitant

  2. 2 one whose conduct is guided more by the image of perfection than by the real world the revolutionaries proved to be impractical ideologues who had no idea how to run a country Synonyms Don Quixote, dreamer, fantast, idealizer, idealist (also idealogue), romantic, romanticist, utopian, visionaryRelated Words emotionalist, sentimentalist; daydreamer, fantasizer, woolgatherer; Micawber, optimist, Pollyanna; do-gooder, reformer; perfectionist; doctrinaire, theorist, thinkerNear Antonyms cynic, defeatist, pessimist; empiric, empiricistAntonyms hardnose, pragmatist, realist

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