A Word A Day : Ideology

Word of 29th June 2007: A Word A Day-Ideology


( Noun )

Ideology (IYE dee OL uh JEE) n: a system of social or political ideas

• Conservatism and liberalism are competing ideologies.

• The candidate never managed to communicate his ideology to the voters, so few people were able to grasp what he stood for.

• The senator's tax proposal had more to do with ideology than with common sense. His plan, though consistent with his principles, was clearly impractical.

• A dogmatic person attached to an ideology is an ideologue. An ideologue is doctrinaire.

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