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Synonyms for liberality
ˌlɪb əˈræl ɪ tilib·er·al·i·ty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. liberality

    According to the etymology and original usage, beneficence is the doing well, benevolence the wishing or willing well to others; but benevolence has come to include beneficence, and to displace it. We should not now speak of benevolence which did not help, unless where there was no power to help; even then we should rather say good-will or sympathy. Charity, which originally meant the purest love for God and man (as in 1 Cor. xiii), is now almost universally applied to some form of almsgiving, and is much more limited in meaning than benevolence. Benignity suggests some occult power of blessing, such as was formerly ascribed to the stars; we may say a good man has an air of benignity. Kindness and tenderness are personal; benevolence and charity are general. Kindness extends to all sentient beings, whether men or animals, in prosperity or in distress. Tenderness especially goes out toward the young, feeble, and needy, or even to the dead. Humanity is so much kindness and tenderness toward man or beast as it would be inhuman not to have; we say of some act of care or kindness, "common humanity requires it." Generosity is self-forgetful kindness in disposition or action; it includes much besides giving; as, the generosity of forgiveness. Bounty applies to ample giving, which on a larger scale is expressed by munificence. Liberality indicates broad, genial kindly views, whether manifested in gifts or otherwise. We speak of the bounty of a generous host, the liberality or munificence of the founder of a college, or of the liberality of a theologian toward the holders of conflicting beliefs. Philanthropy applies to wide schemes for human welfare, often, but not always, involving large expenditures in charity or benevolence. Compare MERCY.

    Synonyms:
    almsgiving, beneficence, benevolence, benignity, bounty, charity, generosity, good-will, humanity, kind-heartedness, kindliness, kindness, munificence, philanthropy, sympathy, unselfishness

    Antonyms:
    barbarity, brutality, churlishness, greediness, harshness, ill-will, illiberality, inhumanity, malevolence, malignity, niggardliness, self-seeking, selfishness, stinginess, unkindness

    Preposition:
    Benevolence of, on the part of, or from the wealthy, to or toward the poor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. liberality, liberalnessnoun

    an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom

    Synonyms:
    liberalness

    Antonyms:
    illiberality

  2. liberality, liberalnessnoun

    the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament

    Synonyms:
    liberalness

    Antonyms:
    illiberality

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. liberalitynoun

    Synonyms:
    generosity, bounty, beneficence, munificence, disinterestedness, bountifulness, charity

  2. liberalitynoun

    Synonyms:
    present, gift, benefaction

  3. liberalitynoun

    Synonyms:
    catholicity, toleration, magnanimity, candor, impartiality, largeness of mind, high-mindedness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. liberalitynoun

    Synonyms:
    generosity

    Antonyms:
    illiberality, stinginess, bigotry

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "liberality":

    liberal, liberalism

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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How to use liberality in a sentence?

  1. The Talmud:

    There are three things which, in great quantity, are bad, and, in little, very good: leaven, salt, and liberality.

  2. Francois Rabelais:

    Time, which gnaws and diminishes all things else, augments and increases benefits, because a noble action of liberality done to a man of reason doth grow continually by his generously thinking of it and remembering it.

  3. Johann von Goethe:

    Whenever I hear people talking about 'liberal ideas,' I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions.

  4. George Washington:

    As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.

  5. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    Whenever I hear people talking about "liberal ideas," I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal; it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions.

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