V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a set or system of social beliefs that characterize how a group or an individual thinks

Synonyms: beliefs, ideas, culture, outlook, thought, philosophy, theory, credo, tenet


Tips: Ideology literally means, "the science of ideas." Ideology is generally used when referring to political beliefs or doctrines. The related adjective ideological describes things that are based on a particular set of ideas.

Usage Examples:

He changed his ideology from socialistic to capitalistic over the last few years. (beliefs, philosophy, outlook)

Because she is not from this country, she subscribes to a different cultural ideology. (credo, philosophy)

There was an ideological shift among the populace soon after the new leader took over the country. (philosophical, cultural) adjective

Her ideology is refreshing, and I believe that if even half of her ideas are implemented, this company will thrive. (outlook, philosophy)

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