Liberal synonyms and antonyms

lĭb'ər-əl, lĭb'rəl

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An advocate or supporter of socialism
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Of, relating to, directed toward, or located on the left side.
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Of or having to do with a person, movement, etc. thought of as being modern or advanced, as in ideas, methods, etc.
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Considered to be over-sympathetic to the supposed plight of the underprivileged or exploited.
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(Archaic) Ungenerous, mean, or stingy.
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A supporter of such a party or movement.
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A person who holds extreme views, especially one who advocates such views; a radical or fanatic
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One who disregards laws and social norms as a form of rebellion against authority.
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(Slang) Excellent; wonderful.
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Having prejudices.
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A disk set off center on a shaft and revolving inside a strap that is attached to one end of a rod, thereby converting the circular motion of the shaft into back-and-forth motion of the rod
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A person whose political position is of the left, esp., a communist or socialist
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A person who plays the position of left wing.
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An implement for shaking or mixing.
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(Countable) One's political stands and opinions.
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A rebel, guerrilla, freedom fighter.
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(Politics) supporting political reform to make society more egalitarian, secular, and/or democratic
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Not generous; stingy; mean
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Of or pertaining to liberalism
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Immoderate in giving or bestowing; unstinting:
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Having or showing a desire to eat or drink in large or excessive amounts.
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Willing to consider new and different ideas or opinions.
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Refined, cultured, particularly civilized.
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Receiving or ready to receive male gametes or nuclei during sexual reproduction:
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Advocating reform of an institution or body.
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Lacking in rigor, strictness, or firmness.
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The definition of avant garde is new and innovative in style or method, usually describing something in the arts.
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Open-minded or progressive
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Having an abundance of something; abounding:
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Lacking tolerance, breadth of view, or sympathy; petty.
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Having the tendency to give; generous
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Having a quantity or amount that is generous or plentiful; ample.
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The definition of indulgent is someone who is lenient or who gives into whims and desires.
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Breaking with convention or tradition; not orthodox.
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The definition of tolerant is a person who understands and accepts the different ideals and beliefs of others.
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Bestowing or bestowed liberally:
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The definition of benevolent is enjoying helping others or someone whose primary characteristic is being warm or friendly.
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(Phonet.) Pronounced with the tongue held low and flat in the mouth; open, esp. as the (ä) of father
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Not bound, fastened, or attached:
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Marked by abundance; ample:
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Not restrained; not confined by precise limits.
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Inclined not to be harsh or strict; merciful or indulgent:
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Highly moral, especially in showing kindness or forgiveness, as in overlooking insults or not seeking revenge.
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Of or pertaining to philanthropy; characterized by philanthropy; loving or helping mankind; as, a philanthropic enterprise.
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Sufficient or more than enough; abundant
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Worthy of a prince; magnificent; lavish
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The definition of prodigal is spending money carelessly and foolishly.
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Giving or pouring forth freely; generous, often to excess
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The property of being liberal; generosity; charity.
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(Obsolete) Means of defence; fortification.
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A person who loves mankind (the human race) in general.
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Something, such as an activity or institution, intended to promote human welfare.
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Alternative form of young Turk.
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The definition of conservative is favoring older, known traditions and resisting any changes.
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abundant, profuse
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The definition of limited is something or someone with boundaries or restrictions.
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Limited in area or scope; cramped.
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Stinging or capable of stinging
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abundant, profuse
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Absent; lacking:
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The definition of poor is having little money or belongings, or lacking something.
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Narrow
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Secured by thrift; well husbanded.
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Careful with money so as not to spend too much; prudent; thrifty.
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Tending toward or characterized by cruelty or violence:
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Far along in course or time:
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Having an open mind; tolerant of diversity.
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Showing great generosity:
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Of great significance; momentous:
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Liberal in one's views; broad-minded
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Moving freely or excessively
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Quick to give or forgive; generous or magnanimous
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Giving freely and generously, without restraint
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Large in amount or measure; generous or considerable:
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(Informal) Having a wide scope:
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One who reforms, or who works for reform.
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Having the beliefs of libertarians; having a relative tendency towards liberty.
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The definition of dispassionate is someone who is calm, not influenced by emotions or without bias.
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The definition of generosity is the quality of being willing to share.
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Not narrow or conservative in thought, expression, or conduct
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Roomy; ample; loose; full
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Characterized by bounteous giving
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Of large or great size, amount, extent, or capacity:
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Of the Roman Catholic church in particular.
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The definition of charitable is being kind, forgiving and generous and helping those in need.
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Large in quantity; abundant:
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Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
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Favorable to growth and development; agreeable:
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Of, relating to, or resembling messianism (Messianism).
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Free of prejudice; receptive to new ideas and arguments:
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Just and honest; impartial; unprejudiced; specif., free from discrimination based on race, religion, sex, etc.
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Not bigoted.
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Open-minded or progressive
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Of or characteristic of an idealist
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Open-minded or progressive
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The definition of impartial is not favoring one side or opinion more than another.
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The definition of disinterested is a person who is unbiased or indifferent.
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Having the faculty of reason; endued with reason; rational.
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A Confederate soldier in the Civil War
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A revolutionary is defined as a person who supports political or social change.
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A student of human nature and human affairs
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A candidate or voter not affiliated with any political party, a free thinker, free of a party platform.
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Someone who does as they wish, unconstrained to external influences
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Exceedingly wise
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Allowing freedom; esp., tolerant of behavior or practices generally disapproved of by others; indulgent; lenient
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Without bias or prejudice; objective; impartial
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A person who has formed their opinions using reason and rational enquiry; somebody who has rejected dogma, especially with regard to religion.
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Synonym Study

  • Left , originally referring to the position in legislatures of the seats occupied by parties holding such views, implies political liberalism or radicalism
  • Radical implies a favoring of fundamental or extreme change, specifically of the social structure
  • Advanced specifically implies being ahead of the times, as in science, the arts, or philosophy
  • Progressive , a relative term opposed to reactionary or conservative, is applied to persons favoring progress and reform in politics, education, etc. and connotes an inclination to more direct action than liberal
  • Liberal implies tolerance of others' views as well as open-mindedness to ideas that challenge tradition, established institutions, etc.
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