Synonyms of liberal in English:

liberal

adjective

  • 1 the values of a liberal society
    tolerant, unprejudiced, unbigoted, broad-minded, open-minded, enlightened, forbearing; permissive, free, free and easy, easy-going, laissez-faire, libertarian, latitudinarian, unbiased, impartial, non-partisan, indulgent, lenient, lax, soft
    [Antonyms] narrow-minded bigoted
  • 2 he launched a liberal social agenda
    [Antonyms] conservative reactionary
  • 3 the provision of liberal adult education
  • 4 a liberal interpretation of divorce laws
    flexible, broad, loose, rough, non-restrictive, free, general, non-literal, non-specific, not literal, not strict, not close; inexact, imprecise, vague, indefinite, ill-defined, unrigorous, unmeticulous
    [Antonyms] strict to the letter
  • 5 liberal coatings of paint
    abundant, copious, ample, plentiful, generous, lavish, luxuriant, profuse, considerable, prolific, rich; galore; excessive, immoderate, superabundant, overabundant
    informal over the top
    literary plenteous
    [Antonyms] scant
  • 6 they had been liberal with their cash
    generous, magnanimous, open-handed, unsparing, unstinting, ungrudging, lavish, free, munificent, bountiful, beneficent, benevolent, big-hearted, kind-hearted, kind, philanthropic, charitable, altruistic, unselfish; extravagant, overgenerous, generous to a fault, immoderate, wasteful, overabundant, profligate, prodigal, thriftless, improvident, intemperate, unrestrained, wild
    informal over the top
    literary bounteous
    [Antonyms] miserly careful
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