Meaning of LIBERAL in English

n. Function: adjective

1 marked by generosity and openhandedness FF1C; a liberal allowance for his son FF1E;

Synonyms: bounteous, bountiful, free, freehanded, generous, handsome, munificent, openhanded, unsparing

Related Words: exuberant, lavish, prodigal, profuse; benevolent, charitable, eleemosynary, philanthropic

Contrasted Words: closefisted, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, stingy, tight, tightfisted; meager, scanty

Antonyms: close


Synonyms: PLENTIFUL , abundant, ample, bounteous, bountiful, copious, generous, plenteous, plenty

3 not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or traditional forms FF1C; modern young people usually have a liberal attitude toward sex FF1E;

Synonyms: advanced, broad, broad-minded, progressive, radical, tolerant, wide

Related Words: forbearing, indulgent, lenient

Contrasted Words: rigid, rigorous, strict, stringent; dictatorial, doctrinaire, dogmatic, oracular; conservative, reactionary

Antonyms: authoritarian

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