Definition of "ideological" []

  • Of or relating to ideology. (adjective)
  • Of or concerned with ideas. (adjective)
  • A body of ideas that reflects the beliefs and interests of a nation, political system, etc and underlies political action (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The set of beliefs by which a group or society orders reality so as to render it intelligible (noun)
  • Speculation that is imaginary or visionary (noun)
  • The study of the nature and origin of ideas (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "ideological" in a sentence
  • "I wonder if it would be better to use the term ideological instead of bias."
  • "I mean, it depends what you call ideological extremes."
  • "And the main reason is that Barack Obama while he has put forward a tremendous, tremendous vision, he's inspired a lot of people, he's captured the imagination of a lot of young people, his policies clearly really embody what I call the ideological baggage of the past."