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Synonyms for liberal
ˈlɪb ər əl, ˈlɪb rəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. liberal, liberalist, progressive(noun)

    a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties

    Synonyms:
    subscript, deficient, substandard

    Antonyms:
    higher-up, superior, superordinate, tops(p), transcendent, banner, superb, supreme, topnotch, upper, top-flight, standard, first-class, high-performance, outstanding, greatest, pucka, tiptop, quality, brag, select, spiffing, top-notch, topping, leading(a), superlative, high-ranking, premium, capital, eminent, weapons-grade, excellent, crack, blue-ribbon(a), splendid, olympian, choice, sterling(a), ace, prize, majestic, brilliant, shining, fantabulous, preeminent, pukka, side(a), condescending, upper-level, gilt-edged, arch, surpassing, prime(a), high, boss, high-level, well-made, super, A-one, first-rate, top(a), patronising, patronizing, top-hole

  2. liberal(noun)

    a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets

    Synonyms:
    inferiority complex

  3. broad, large-minded, liberal, tolerant(adj)

    showing or characterized by broad-mindedness

    "a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions"

    Synonyms:
    unbent, straight, neat, true(a), dependable, on-key, true, reliable, true(p), square(a), truthful, consecutive, dead on target, unfeigned, honest, square, genuine, uncoiled, unbowed, full-strength, straightforward, rightful(a), lawful

    Antonyms:
    hooklike, writhed, snaky, arciform, knotted, crooked, eellike, corrupt, zig-zag, curling, sinusoidal, incorrect, recurvate, windblown, hooked, inaccurate, curving, arced, writhen, gnarly, knotty, wiggly, recurved, noncontinuous, untidy, curvy, permed, sinuous, zigzag, awry(p), dilute, tortuous, discontinuous, flexuous, deflective, warped, arcuate, sickle-shaped, malposed, ringleted, aquiline, akimbo(ip), frizzy, kinky, falcate, winding, wrong, homosexual, bowed, skew-whiff, incurvate, sinuate, curvey, diluted, snakelike, wavy, nappy, indirect, curvilinear, cockeyed, wonky, curvilineal, curly, underhand, arching, unerect, incurved, askew, frizzly, crisp, anfractuous, semicircular, gnarled, upcurved, curled, underhanded, serpentine, lopsided, uneven, contorted, curved, bisexual, geniculate, sneaky, voluminous, refractive, knobbed, falciform, twisty, reflexed, unconventional, squiggly, twisting, wry, arched

  4. liberal(adj)

    tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition

    Synonyms:
    plea, prayer, supplication, invocation

  5. free, loose, liberal(adj)

    not literal

    "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"

    Synonyms:
    sooty, jet-black, resinous, jet, resiny, pitchy, tarry, coal-black

    Antonyms:
    nonadhesive

  6. big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded(adj)

    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 openhanded grandfather"

    Synonyms:
    drama critic, theater critic

  7. liberal(adj)

    having political or social views favoring reform and progress

    Antonyms:
    nourished, fueled

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. liberal

    Generous (Latin genus, a race) primarily signifies having the qualities worthy of noble or honorable birth; hence, free and abundant in giving, giving freely, heartily, and self-sacrificingly. As regards giving, generous refers rather to the self-sacrificing heartiness of the giver, liberal to the amount of the gift; a child may show himself generous in the gift of an apple, a millionaire makes a liberal donation; a generous gift, however, is commonly thought of as both ample and hearty. A munificent gift is vast in amount, whatever the motive of its bestowal. One may be free with another's money; he can be generous only with his own. Disinterested suggests rather the thought of one's own self-denial; generous, of one's hearty interest in another's welfare or happiness. One is magnanimous by a greatness of soul (Latin magnus, great, and animus, soul) that rises above all that is poor, mean, or weak, especially above every petty or ignoble motive or feeling pertaining to one's self, and thus above resentment of injury or insult; one is generous by a kindness of heart that would rejoice in the welfare rather than in the punishment of the offender.

    Synonyms:
    bountiful, chivalrous, disinterested, free, free-handed, free-hearted, generous, magnanimous, munificent, noble, open-handed, open-hearted

    Antonyms:
    avaricious, close, covetous, greedy, ignoble, illiberal, mean, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, petty, rapacious, stingy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. liberal(a)

    Synonyms:
    generous, open-handed, bounteous, munificent, unstinted, princely, profuse, lavish, ample, abundant, catholic, magnanimous, tolerant

    Antonyms:
    illiberal, ungenerous, stingy, limited, narrow, bigoced

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How to use liberal in a sentence?

  1. Joe Simonson:

    You don’t think Avenatti is smart enough to try and befriend the liberal media?

  2. Gregory Nunn:

    A liberal is a man who is right most of the time, but he's right too soon.

  3. Ramzan Kadyrov:

    Let her look for who organized the murder in his circle and not accuse me, i am ... a suspect if you listen to some liberal devils who accuse me of killing Nemtsov. It's total nonsense.

  4. Jerry Rubin:

    By the end, everybody had a label -- pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary ... If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary.

  5. Spiro Agnew:

    There are people in our society who should be separated and discarded. I think its one of the tendencies of the liberal community to feel that every person in a nation of over 200 million people can be made into a productive citizen. Im realist enough to believe this cant be. Were always going to have our prisons, were always going to have our places of preventive detention for psychopaths, and were always going to have a certain number of people in our community who have no desire to achieve or who have no desire to even fit in an amicable way with the rest of society. And these people should be separated from the community, not in a callous way but they should be separated as far as any idea that their opinions shall have any effect on the course we follow.

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