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Another word for liberal

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Adjective
  1. Not narrow or conservative in thought, expression, or conduct

  2. Favoring civil liberties and social progress

    See also:

    politics

Noun
  1. A person with liberal political opinions

    See also:

    politics

Another word for liberal

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.