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English definition of “liberal”

liberal

adjective (SOCIETY)    /ˈlɪb.ər.əl/ US  /-ɚ-/
C1 respecting and allowing many different types of beliefs or behaviour: a liberal society/attitude Her parents were far more liberal than mine. → Opposite illiberalOpen-mindedJustice and fairness liberalism     /-ɪ.zəm/ noun [U] PoliticsOpen-mindedJustice and fairness liberality     /ˌlɪb.əˈræl.ə.ti/ US  /-t̬i/ noun [U] formal liberally     /-i/ adverb formal Apply the cream liberally to the affected area.Plenty and abundant
(Definition of liberal adjective (SOCIETY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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