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ideological

adjective uk   /ˌaɪ.di.əˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ us    /-ˈlɑː.dʒɪ-/
based on or relating to a particular set of ideas or beliefs: ideological differences There are some fairly profound ideological disagreements within the movement.
ideologically
adverb uk   /-kəl.i/ us  
The government is ideologically opposed to spending more on the arts (= this is in opposition to its political beliefs). Little separates the two women ideologically (= they believe in similar things).
Translations of “ideological”
in Chinese (Traditional) 思想體系上的,意識形態上的…
in Russian идеологический…
in Turkish ideolojik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 思想体系上的,意识形态上的…
in Polish ideologiczny…
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