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liberal US English

Open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values

Liberal in liberal US English

Of or characteristic of Liberals or a Liberal Party

liberal US Thesaurus

the values of a liberal society

liberal arts US English

Academic subjects such as literature, philosophy, mathematics, and social and physical sciences as distinct from professional and technical subjects

Liberal Party US English

A political party advocating liberal policies, in particular a British party that emerged in the 1860s from the old Whig Party and until World War I was one of the two major parties in Britain. The name was discontinued in official use in 1988 when the party regrouped with elements of the Social Democratic Party to form the Social and Liberal Democrats, now known as the Liberal Democrats

pinko-liberal US English

Designating or relating to a person of liberal left-wing views; politically left of centre.

Labour-Liberal US English

(In early use) of or relating to members of the labour movement acting in association with the Liberal Party; (later) of or relating to the Labour and Liberal parties, especially with reference to any of various temporary alliances between these parties; also as noun.

Liberal-Labour US English

(In early use) of or relating to members of the labour movement acting in association with the Liberal Party; (later) of or relating to both the Labour Party and the Liberal Party (or the Liberal Democrats), especially with reference to any of various temporary alliances between them.

liberal-minded US English

In early use: having a generous character or disposition. Later: holding liberal opinions; tolerant, broad-minded.

liberal studies US English

An additional course in arts subjects taken by students studying for a qualification in science, technology, or the humanities

liberal-talking US English

Expressing liberal opinions; advocating liberalism.

small-l liberal US English

A person who holds liberal political views, as distinct from a member of the more conservative Liberal Party of Australia

liberal anarchism US English

Any of several forms of anarchism that emphasize the individual in preference to external determinants such as groups, traditions, ideologies, etc.

liberal democracy US English

A democratic system of government in which individual rights and freedoms are officially recognized and protected, and the exercise of political power is limited by the rule of law

Liberal Democrat US English

(In the UK) a member of a party (formerly the Social and Liberal Democrats) formed from the Liberal Party and members of the Social Democratic Party

liberal democratic US English

Of or relating to liberal democracy; that advocates or promotes the principles of liberal democracy.

Liberal-Labourism US English

Liberal-Labour politics.

Liberal Unionism US English

The principles or policy of the Liberal Unionists.

Liberal Unionist US English

A member of a group of British Liberal MPs who left the party in 1886 because of Gladstone’s support for Irish Home Rule. Led by Joseph Chamberlain from 1891, they formed an alliance with the Conservative Party in Parliament, and merged officially with them in 1912 as the Conservative and Unionist Party

limousine liberal US English

A wealthy liberal

Liberal-Conservatism US English

Liberal-Conservative politics.

Liberal-Conservative US English

A conservative who holds some liberal views, or who is regarded as moderate. Also: a person who holds both liberal and conservative political views; specifically (in Canada) a member or supporter of the Liberal-Conservative Party (now historical).

Liberal-Conservative Party US English

A moderately conservative political party, or one advocating both liberal and conservative policies; specifically (in Canada) a coalition party which arose in the mid 19th cent. in support of confederation, later renamed the Conservative Party.

Liberal Party of Canada US English

A Canadian political party generally taking a moderate, left-of-centre position. The party emerged in the mid 19th century, and held power for most of the period 1963–84

Liberal Party of Australia US English

An Australian political party established in its modern form by Robert Menzies in 1944, in opposition to the Australian Labor Party. It first gained power in 1949

Social and Liberal Democrats US English

(In the UK) a political party formed in 1988 from a majority of the membership of the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party. It was officially renamed in 1989 as the Liberal Democrats

neoliberal US English

Relating to a modified form of liberalism tending to favor free-market capitalism