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ideologue

noun
variants: also idealogue

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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

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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

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The first known use of ideologue was in 1815

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“Ideologue.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ideologue. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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