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Synonyms of liberal in English:


  • 1 the values of a liberal society
    tolerant, unprejudiced, unbigoted, broad-minded, open-minded, enlightened;
    permissive, free, free and easy, easygoing, libertarian, indulgent, lenient
    [Antonyms] narrow-minded, bigoted
  • 2 a liberal social agenda
    progressive, advanced, modern, forward-looking, forward-thinking, progressivist, enlightened, reformist, radical
    [Antonyms] reactionary, conservative
  • 3 a liberal education
  • 4 a liberal interpretation of divorce laws
    flexible, broad, loose, rough, free, general, nonliteral, nonspecific, imprecise, vague, indefinite
    [Antonyms] strict, to the letter
  • 5 a liberal coating of paint
    literary plenteous
    [Antonyms] scant
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