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[ahy-dee-uh-lawg, -log, id-ee-, ahy-dee-] /ˈaɪ di əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg, ˈɪd i-, aɪˈdi-/
a person who zealously advocates an ideology.
Origin of ideologue
1805-15; < French idéologue; see ideo-, -logue Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for ideologue
  • One would have to be an ideologue of the highest order to hear that as a question about dietary choice.
  • He's a right-wing ideologue, a member of the far-right.
  • To show you as a narrow minded ideologue without independent thought, yes.
  • Not only are you an anti-science ideologue, you're also a bigot.
  • In short you are dealing with a ideologue who has no interests in reality.
  • Pathetic, but when ideologue groups don't have evidence to counter the science guess they're stuck with smearing the messengers.
  • Accuse me of being an ideologue, fine, guilty as charged.
  • He was by no means a rightwing ideologue as the press charged.
  • We need concrete evidence that she will be more than a politically motivated ideologue on our highest court.
  • His defenders are correct that he is no far-left ideologue.
Word Origin and History for ideologue

1815, in reference to the French Revolutionaries, from French ideologue, from Greek idea (see idea) + -logos (see -logue). Earlier form was ideologist (1798).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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