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  Definition of liberal
  1. a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
  2. a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets
  3. showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent''s opinions"
  4. tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition
  5. not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"
  6. given or giving freely; "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
  7. having political or social views favoring reform and progress
Similar Words: progressive, broad, large-minded, tolerant, free, loose, big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, openhanded

 

See Also: left

 

Hyponyms: armchair liberal, latitudinarian, neoliberal, pluralist, Whig

 

Attributes: political orientation, ideology, political theory

 

Anagrams: Braille, Liberia, braille

 

 
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