form of word: adjective
Sentence from text: Elsewhere in the neighborhood, Candice Muench has come to a similar conclusion about Biden —though from a different spot on the ideological spectrum. — Washington Post, "In a battleground Pennsylvania county, convention boosts Democrats’ hopes for a Biden win," 20 Aug. 2020
of, relating to, or based on ideology
relating to or concerned with ideas
Other words: ideologically adverb
My own sentence: "Have you noticed that ideological person?"
"How do you know if they're ideological?"
"Huh, I dunno...it just sounded cool and big."
Synonyms: doctrinaire, dogmatic (also dogmatical), opinionated, opinionative, opinioned, pontifical, self-opinionated, doctrinal, philosophical, abstract, conceptual, ideal, ideational, metaphysical, notional, theoretical (also theoretic), idealist, idealistic, quixotic, quixotical, romantic, starry, starry-eyed, utopian, visionary, impractical, nonrealistic, unrealistic, crusading, messianic, zealous, adamant, adamantine, hardheaded, headstrong, implacable, inflexible, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, rigid, self-willed, stubborn, unbending, unyielding
Antonyms: latitudinarian, undoctrinaire, undogmatic, concrete, nonabstract, practical, pragmatic (also pragmatical), realistic, clear-eyed, clear-sighted, hard-nosed, tough-minded, unsentimental, broadminded, open, open-minded, receptive
First known use: 1797
History and Emology: none