ideological ideological  /ˌaɪ di ə ˈlɑ dʒɪ kəl/


  1. (adj) of or pertaining to or characteristic of an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
  2. (adj) concerned with or suggestive of ideas


  1. I suppose there's no more perfect storm than a loggorheic ideological narcissist with a twitter account.
  2. But Gates has been neither ideological nor namby-pamby.
  3. It turns out, though, that Bush's, um, unreflectiveness shores up his ideological backbone.


  1. In the Summer of 'White House Down,' 'The Attack' Is Ideal Counterprogramming

    If you believe what the blockbusters tell you, evil comes from distant places and disturbed individuals out of touch with reality. Anyone paying attention to the way the world works knows that it's more complicated than that. The harsher truths about enemies that come from within, and terrible behavior that results from calculation and ideological convictions, tends to get sidelined by escapism ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: indieWIRE

  2. Bolstering Arbitration, Supreme Court Sides with Amex

    The ruling in the high-stakes case broke along familiar ideological lines, with a stinging dissent by Justice Elena Kagan.
    on June 21, 2013     Source:

  3. House defeat of farm bill lays bare Republican rift

    WASHINGTON -- The surprise defeat of the farm bill in the House on Thursday underscored the ideological divide between the more conservative, anti-spending Republican lawmakers and their leadership, who failed to garner sufficient votes from their caucus as well as from Democrats.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press


  1. "No senator should seek to impose an ideological litmus test or to secure promises of specific outcomes in cases coming before the Supreme Court," he plans to say during opening remarks.
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Patrick Leahy Source: The Associated Press

  2. Obama told ABC he would use his speech to "make sure that Democrats and Republicans understand that I'm open to new ideas, that we're not being rigid and ideological about this thing, but we do intend to get something done this year."
    on Sep 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters

  3. In Washington, President George W. Bush warned that the United States was "at war with extremists who will murder innocent people to achieve their ideological objectives."
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

Word of the Day
affectation affectation
/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /