AdjectiveModificarLiberal (comparative more Liberal, superlative most Liberal)
- Generous in quantity.
- Add a liberal sprinkling of salt.
- A political description, following liberalism.
- Based on optimistic assumptions.
- At a liberal estimate, growth could exceed 5% next year.
- Favoring social freedom; permissive.
- Her parents had liberal ideas about child-rearing.
- Favoring ideas that treat all people with equal justice regardless of educational, financial, sexual or racial status.
- (US) Opposing conservative positions, particularly those of social conservatives.
- (British) Opposing both conservative and socialist positions, particularly those of economic protectionists and authoritarians.
- (US) Related to classical liberalism.
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- One with liberal views, supporting individual liberty (see Wikipedia on Liberalism for a description of the various and diverging trends of liberalism).
- A supporter of any of the particular liberal parties.
- (US) One opposing the views of a social conservative and favoring socially responsible taxes. Sometimes used pejoratively in political campaigns.
- (US, Also 'classical liberal', akin to libertarian) A person who favors individual voting rights, human and civil rights, individual gun rights, laissez-faire markets, and the gold standard.
- Liberal in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Liberal in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
Liberal m. and f. (plural liberales)
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