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English definition of “liberty”

liberty

noun (BAD BEHAVIOUR)    /ˈlɪb.ə.ti/ US  /-ɚ.t̬i/
[C] an example of speech or behaviour that upsets other people because it shows little respect or does not follow what is thought to be polite or acceptable: What a liberty, to refuse the invitation on your behalf, without even asking you!Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire take liberties (with sth) to change something, especially a piece of writing, in a way that people disagree withAdapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to something take liberties (with sb) old-fashioned to be too friendly with someone, usually in a sexual way: Some of the younger women complained that he'd been taking liberties with them.Rude and cheekyRelating to sex and sexual desire
(Definition of liberty noun (BAD BEHAVIOUR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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