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liberal


I - noun
1. a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties (Freq. 27)
Syn:
liberalist, progressive
Ant:
conservative
Derivationally related forms:
progressive (for: progressive)
Hypernyms:
adult, grownup
Hyponyms:
armchair liberal, latitudinarian, neoliberal, pluralist, Whig
2. a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms:
adult, grownup

II - adjective
1. showing or characterized by broad-mindedness (Freq. 6)
- a broad political stance
- generous and broad sympathies
- a liberal newspaper
- tolerant of his opponent's opinions
Syn:
broad, large-minded, tolerant
Similar to:
broad-minded
Derivationally related forms:
tolerate (for: tolerant), liberalness
2. having political or social views favoring reform and progress (Freq. 4)
Similar to:
left
Derivationally related forms:
liberalness, liberality
3. tolerant of change;
not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition (Freq. 3)
Ant:
conservative
Similar to:
civil-libertarian, liberalistic, neoliberal, progressive, reformist,
reform-minded, socialized, socialised, welfarist, welfare-statist
See Also:
left
Derivationally related forms:
liberalness
Attrubites:
political orientation, ideology, political theory
4. given or giving freely (Freq. 3)
- was a big tipper
- the bounteous goodness of God
- bountiful compliments
- a freehanded host
- a handsome allowance
- Saturday's child is loving and giving
- a liberal backer of the arts
- a munificent gift
- her fond and openhanded grandfather
Syn:
big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded,
handsome, giving, openhanded
Similar to:
generous
Derivationally related forms:
openhandedness (for: openhanded), liberalness, liberality, bountifulness (for: bountiful), bounty (for: bounteous), bounteousness (for: bounteous), bigheartedness (for: bighearted)
5. not literal
- a loose interpretation of what she had been told
- a free translation of the poem
Syn:
free, loose
Similar to:
inexact
Derivationally related forms:
looseness (for: loose)

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