HyperDic: liberal

English > 7 senses of the word liberal:
NOUNperson liberal, liberalist, progressivea person who favors / favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
person liberala person who favors / favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets
ADJECTIVEallliberal, broad, large-minded, tolerantshowing or characterized by broad-mindedness
allliberalhaving political or social views favoring / favoring reform and progress
allliberaltolerant of change
allliberal, big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, openhandedgiven or giving freely
allliberal, free, loosenot literal
liberal > pronunciation
Soundslih'berahl; lih'brahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > liberal: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaningshowing or characterized by broad-mindedness.
Example "a liberal newspaper"
Synonymsbroad, large-minded, tolerant
Broaderbroad-mindedInclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from your own
Spanishliberal, tolerante
Catalanliberal, tolerant
Nounsliberalnessan inclination to favor / favor progress and individual freedom
English > liberal: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving political or social views favoring / favoring reform and progress.
BroaderleftOf or belonging to the political or intellectual left
Spanishliberal
Nounsliberality, liberalnessan inclination to favor / favor progress and individual freedom
English > liberal: 7 senses > adjective 3
MeaningTolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition.
Attribute ofpolitical orientation, ideology, political theoryAn orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
Narrowercivil-libertarianHaving or showing active concern for protection of civil liberties protected by law
liberalisticHaving or demonstrating belief in the essential goodness of man and the autonomy of the individual
neoliberalHaving or showing belief in the need for economic growth in addition to traditional liberalistic values
progressive, reformist, reform-mindedfavoring / favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
socialized, socialisedUnder group or government control
welfarist, welfare-statistOf or relating to a welfare state
See alsoleftOf or belonging to the political or intellectual left
Oppositeconservativeresistant to change
Spanishliberal
Catalanliberal
Nounsliberalnessan inclination to favor / favor progress and individual freedom
English > liberal: 7 senses > adjective 4
MeaningGiven or giving freely.
Example "a liberal backer of the arts"
Synonymsbig, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, openhanded
Broadergenerouswilling to give and share unstintingly
Spanishdadivoso, desprendido, espléndido, garboso, generoso, magnánime, magnífico, pródigo, rumboso
Catalandesprès, esplèndid, generós, magnànim, magnífic, pròdig, rumbós
Nounsliberality, liberalnessthe trait of being generous in behavior and temperament
Adverbsliberallyin a generous manner
English > liberal: 7 senses > adjective 5
Meaningnot literal.
Synonymsfree, loose
Broaderinexactnot exact
Spanishdesatado, libre
Catalandeslligat, lliure, solt
Adverbsliberallyfreely in a nonliteral manner
English > liberal: 7 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who favors / favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties.
Synonymsliberalist, progressive
NarrowerWhigA member of the political party that urged social reform in 18th and 19th century England
armchair liberalA person of liberal ideals who takes no action to realize them
latitudinarianA person who is broad-minded and tolerant (especially in standards of religious belief and conduct)
neoliberalA liberal who subscribes to neoliberalism
pluralistsomeone who believes that distinct ethnic or cultural or religious groups can exist together in society
Broaderadult, grownupA fully developed person from maturity onward
Oppositeconservative, conservativistA person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
Spanishliberal, progresista
Catalanliberal, progressista
English > liberal: 7 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who favors / favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets.
Broaderadult, grownupA fully developed person from maturity onward
Spanishliberal
Catalanliberal

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