ideologue (n.) 1815, in reference to the French Revolutionaries, from Fr. ideologue, from Gk. idea (see IDEA (Cf. idea)) + -logos (see -LOGUE (Cf. -logue)). Earlier form was ideologist (1798).

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  • idéologue — [ ideɔlɔg ] n. • v. 1800; de idéologie 1 ♦ Hist. philos. Adepte de l idéologie. L idéologue Destutt de Tracy a influencé Stendhal. 2 ♦ (fin XVIIIe) Péj. Doctrinaire dépourvu de réalisme. 3 ♦ Personne qui croit à la puissance des idées. Hegel «… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ideologue — n. an adherent to or advocate of some ideology[3]. Syn: ideologist. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ideologue — [id′ē ə lôg΄, ī′dēə lôg] n. [Fr idéologue, back form. < idéologie: see IDEOLOGY] 1. a zealous exponent or advocate of a specified ideology 2. a student of or expert in ideology …   English World dictionary

  • ideologue — ► NOUN ▪ a person who follows an ideology in a dogmatic or uncompromising way …   English terms dictionary

  • idéologue — (i dé o lo gh ) s. m. 1°   Celui qui s occupe d idéologie. Un profond idéologue. •   Tel ou tel écrivain sera un subtil idéologue, CHATEAUB. Gén. III, II, 2.    Particulièrement. Celui qui est de l école de Condillac.    En général, métaphysicien …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • ideologue — UK [ˈaɪdɪəlɒɡ] / US [ˈaɪdɪəˌlɑɡ] / US [ˈɪdɪəˌlɑɡ] noun [countable] Word forms ideologue : singular ideologue plural ideologues formal someone who behaves very strictly according to an ideology, and never doubts that it is right …   English dictionary

  • ideologue — also idealogue noun Etymology: French idéologue, back formation from idéologie Date: 1815 1. an impractical idealist ; theorist 2. an often blindly partisan advocate or adherent of a particular ideology …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • IDÉOLOGUE — s. m. Celui qui s occupe d idéologie. Un profond idéologue. On dit aussi quelquefois, Idéologiste …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • ideologue — /uy dee euh lawg , log , id ee , uy dee /, n. a person who zealously advocates an ideology. [1805 15; < F idéologue; see IDEO , LOGUE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ideologue — i|de|o|logue [ˈaıdiəˌlɔg US ˌlo:g, ˌla:g] n also i|de|ol|o|gist [ˌaıdiˈɔlədʒıst US ˈa:l ] [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: idéologue, from idéologie; IDEOLOGY] someone whose actions are very much influenced by an ideology …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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