Liberal synonyms

lĭb'ər-əl, lĭb'rəl
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Of an educational system stressing individuality, self-expression, etc.
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Refined, cultured, particularly civilized.
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Not selfish; putting the good of others above one's own interests; altruistic; generous
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Characterized by or resulting from benevolence
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Willing to consider new and different ideas or opinions.
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Receiving or ready to receive male gametes or nuclei during sexual reproduction:
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Open-minded or progressive
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Ahead of the times; progressive:
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Exceedingly wise
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Not bigoted.
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Of such movements, ideas, etc.
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(Informal) Having a wide scope:
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Open-minded or progressive
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Holding or expressing broad or tolerant views, especially in religious matters.
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Noble in mind; esp., generous in overlooking injury or insult; rising above pettiness or meanness
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Free of blemishes or stains; clean and pure:
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Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:
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Of, relating to, or having the nature of an idealist or idealism.
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Open-minded or progressive
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Having a quantity or amount that is generous or plentiful; ample.
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One who reforms, or who works for reform.
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Of or belonging to the political or intellectual left.
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(Botany) Of, relating to, or arising from a root:
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Open-minded or progressive
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That understands; having or characterized by comprehension, sympathy, etc.
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Allowing freedom; esp., tolerant of behavior or practices generally disapproved of by others; indulgent; lenient
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Showing, characterized by, or given to permissiveness or generosity with regard to others:
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Not partial or biased; unprejudiced.
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Not influenced by personal interest or selfish motives; impartial; unbiased
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Governed by or being in accordance with reason or sound thinking:
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Open-minded or progressive
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Open-minded or progressive
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Very plentiful; more than sufficient; ample
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Giving or pouring forth freely; generous, often to excess
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One who is insurgent.
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A Confederate soldier.
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A person who favors or takes part in a revolution
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One who disregards laws and social norms as a form of rebellion against authority.
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An advocate of socialism.
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A supporter of such a party or movement.
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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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A person who advocates or resorts to measures beyond the norm, especially in politics.
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An odd or unconventional person
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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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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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Provided in abundance; plentiful
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Strikingly regional or dialectal:
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Tolerant of opinions and behavior that are unconventional or that differ from one's own; not bigoted; liberal
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Inclined to tolerate the beliefs or behavior of others; forbearing:
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Of or pertaining to liberalism
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Unmerciful; severe:
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Bestowing or bestowed liberally:
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A person with liberal political opinions
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given or giving freely
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(Politics) Of, or pertaining, to the Libetarian Party in the United States.
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(Bot.) Loose; open
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Without bias or prejudice; objective; impartial
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Not showing, and not affected by emotion, bias, or prejudice
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Breaking with convention or tradition; not orthodox.
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Not subject to a given condition; exempt:
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Fully sufficient to meet a need or purpose:
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Of any of the orthodox Christian churches, including the Roman, Greek Orthodox, Anglo-Catholic, etc., as distinguished from the Reformed or Protestant churches
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Large in quantity; abundant:
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Large in amount or measure; generous or considerable:
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Favorable to growth and development; agreeable:
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Possessing or showing knowledge or intelligence; perceptive and well-informed.
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Very generous or liberal in giving or spending, often extravagantly so; prodigal
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Of, relating to, or resembling messianism (Messianism).
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Characterized by or indicative of great generosity
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Free of prejudice; receptive to new ideas and arguments:
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Giving or sharing freely; generous
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Of or pertaining to philanthropy; characterized by philanthropy; loving or helping mankind; as, a philanthropic enterprise.
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Worthy of a prince; magnificent; lavish
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Rashly or wastefully extravagant:
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(Uncountable) Acting generously.
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An instance of cordial and generous treatment of guests.
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Absence of narrowness or prejudice in thinking; broad-mindedness
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The quality of being munificent; generosity.
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A person, esp. a wealthy one, who practices philanthropy
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A philanthropic act, gift, institution, etc.
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Alternative form of young Turk.
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Liberal in one's views; broad-minded
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Moving freely or excessively
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Of great significance; momentous:
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Quick to give or forgive; generous or magnanimous
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Kind and generous in giving money or other help to those in need
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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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