Liberal, generoso, abundante, complacente.a.
Free by birth; hence, befitting a freeman or gentleman; refined; noble; independent; free; not servile or mean; as, a liberal ancestry; a liberal spirit; liberal arts or studies.
Bestowing in a large and noble way, as a freeman; generous; bounteous; open-handed; as, a liberal giver.
Bestowed in a large way; hence, more than sufficient; abundant; bountiful; ample; profuse; as, a liberal gift; a liberal discharge of matter or of water.
Not strict or rigorous; not confined or restricted to the literal sense; free; as, a liberal translation of a classic, or a liberal construction of law or of language.
Not narrow or contracted in mind; not selfish; enlarged in spirit; catholic.
Free to excess; regardless of law or moral restraint; licentious.
Not bound by orthodox tenets or established forms in political or religious philosophy; independent in opinion; not conservative; friendly to great freedom in the constitution or administration of government; having tendency toward democratic or republican, as distinguished from monarchical or aristocratic, forms; as, liberal thinkers; liberal Christians; the Liberal party.
One who favors greater freedom in political or religious matters; an opponent of the established systems; a reformer; in English politics, a member of the Liberal party, so called. Cf. Whig
broad, large-minded, tolerant, broad-minded similar term adj, left similar term adj, civil-libertarian similar term, liberalistic similar term, neoliberal similar term, progressive similar term, reformist similar term, reform-minded similar term, socialized similar term, socialised similar term, welfarist similar term, welfare-statist similar term, left related term, conservative antonym adj, big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, openhanded, generous similar term adj, free, loose, inexact similar term noun, liberalist, progressive, adult generic term, grownup generic term, conservative antonym noun, adult generic term, grownup generic term