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Pronunciation: /ˈlɪbərəl/

Translation of liberal in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (tolerant) [ideas/views/attitude] liberal; [interpretation/translation] libre
    Example sentences
    • In spite of all experience they hoped that Prussia was more open to liberal ideas than Austria.
    • Western countries pride themselves on their supposedly liberal acceptance of different cultures.
    • Why do liberal ideas often connect to unhappiness?
    Example sentences
    • Crime rates here are comparable to, and in many cases lower than, those in countries with liberal gun laws.
    • Freedom and a liberal society was redeemed for some but not all.
    • Look at Ireland and Scotland and their liberal liquor laws - drunks rage all night.
    Example sentences
    • Social reformism within a liberal democratic framework is apparently just one more snare in the mechanism of domination.
    • It comes from a deep-seated conviction that there is only one economic system, the globalised free market, set in the political context of liberal democracy.
    • The Democrats have abandoned any policy of liberal social reform and adapted themselves, in deeds if not in words, to the class-war policies of the Republicans.
    Example sentences
    • Dr Javaid Iqbal, in the end, approves of the Sufis' liberal interpretation of Islam, which helped poetry, music and dance to find a place in Muslim culture.
    • Many activists of the sharia movement in economic discourse and activities are also against a liberal interpretation of Islam.
    • It seemed a liberal interpretation of the term ‘cosmopolitan’ - but then that's rural living for you.
    1.2Liberal Democratic Party
    [Politics/Política] del Partido Liberal the Liberal Party el Partido Liberal
  • 2 2.1 (generous) [sponsor/backer] generoso you've been rather liberal with the pepper se te ha ido un poco la mano con la pimienta 2.2 (plentiful) [supply/portion] abundante, generoso
    Example sentences
    • Garden ponds won't count, though, so if you have a swimming pool, fill it with water lilies and goldfish, take down the diving board and apply liberal amounts of weed and reeds until he has gone.
    • Then you want a nice mayo, white vinegar, relish base, with liberal amounts of pepper, some salt and paprika.
    • There was also a liberal amount of calamari, but mostly just legs that weren't that appealing to chase around with a fork.
    Example sentences
    • Their son was particularly concerned that we bless the space under his bed, so I was liberal with the holy water for his sake.
    • He was even liberal in dishing out helpings for Natalia.
    • He was very liberal when it came to buying drinks, and in return I was a friend to him.
  • 3 (non-technical) [education/studies] humanista
    Example sentences
    • In Korea, general education, rather than liberal education, is the preferred term.
    • Community colleges offering two-year programs in liberal education and occupational training meet both of these criteria.
    • Learning communities can bring general education, liberal education, and, sometimes, the major together.


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