ideological


ideological
a) Of or pertaining to an ideology.
b) Based on an ideology or misleading studies or statistics, especially based on the media or propaganda. Not based on scientific evidence or reality.

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  • Ideological — I de*o*log ic*al, a. [Cf. F. id[ e]ologique.] Of or pertaining to ideology. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ideological — index theoretical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ideological — (adj.) 1797, from IDEOLOGY (Cf. ideology) + ICAL (Cf. ical). Related: Ideologically …   Etymology dictionary

  • ideological — i|de|o|log|i|cal [ ,aıdiə ladʒıkl, ,ıdiə ladʒıkl ] adjective ** based on or relating to an IDEOLOGY: ideological differences/disputes He criticized the scheme on ideological grounds. We have no ideological objection to involving private companies …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ideological — [[t]a͟ɪdiəlɒ̱ʤɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Ideological means relating to principles or beliefs. Others left the party for ideological reasons... The ideological divisions between the parties aren t always obvious. Derived words: ideologically… …   English dictionary

  • ideological */*/ — UK [ˌaɪdɪəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l] / US [ˌaɪdɪəˈlɑdʒɪk(ə)l] / US [ˌɪdɪəˈlɑdʒɪk(ə)l] adjective based on, or relating to, an ideology ideological differences/disputes He criticized the scheme on ideological grounds. We have no ideological objection to… …   English dictionary

  • ideological — ideologic ideologic, ideological ideologicaladj. concerned with or suggestive of ideas; as, an ideologic argument. Syn: ideological. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ideological — ideology UK US /ˌaɪdiˈɒlədʒi/ noun [C or U] (plural ideologies) POLITICS ► a particular set of ideas and beliefs, especially one on which a political system, party, or organization is based: »The President called for better relations with… …   Financial and business terms

  • ideological — adjective 1. of or pertaining to or characteristic of an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation • Pertains to noun: ↑ideology • Derivationally related forms: ↑ideology 2. concerned with or suggestive of ideas ideological …   Useful english dictionary

  • ideological — adj. Ideological is used with these nouns: ↑agenda, ↑apparatus, ↑baggage, ↑base, ↑camp, ↑climate, ↑coherence, ↑commitment, ↑conflict, ↑conformity, ↑conservatism, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • ideological — i|de|o|lo|gic|al [ˌaıdiəˈlɔdʒıkəl US ˈla: ] adj based on strong beliefs or ideas, especially political or economic ideas ▪ The party is split by ideological differences. >ideologically [ kli] adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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