ideology

[ ahy-dee-ol-uh-jee, id-ee- ]SEE DEFINITION OF ideology
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They should be destroyed because their ideology does not agree with yours.

In an age when money is the only ideology – they did not adhere to the party line.

It is a philosophy, an ideology, a way of life, a mentality and a personality.

The ideology of the various groups and parties had hardly changed.

The role of ideology in modern government has suffered curious neglect among students of politics for a considerable time.

The ideology called Confucian is not identical with Confucianism as the philosophic system proper.

What they won, they won themselves; and they learned something for which the Confucian ideology had no place.

The world of fact in the Confucian ideology does not correspond with the beliefs accepted as fact by the dominant West.

The Nationalists began to feel the necessity of an ideology with which to replace that of the Confucian monarchy.

Sun Yat-sen had spent years in study and propaganda; eventually his program became an ideology.

WORD ORIGIN

1796, "science of ideas," originally "philosophy of the mind which derives knowledge from the senses" (as opposed to metaphysics), from French idéologie "study or science of ideas," coined by French philosopher Destutt de Tracy (1754-1836) from idéo- "of ideas," from Greek idea (see idea) + -logy. Later used in a sense "impractical theorizing" (1813). Meaning "systematic set of ideas, doctrines" first recorded 1909.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR IDEOLOGY

belief

nounsomething regarded as true
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