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Liberal vs. Leftist

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Liberaladjective

Pertaining to those arts and sciences the study of which is considered to provide general knowledge, as opposed to vocational/occupational, technical or mechanical training.

‘He had a full education studying the liberal arts.’;

Leftistnoun

A person who holds views associated with the political left.

Liberaladjective

Generous; willing to give unsparingly.

‘He was liberal with his compliments.’;

Leftistadjective

Of or pertaining to the political left.

Liberaladjective

Ample, abundant; generous in quantity.

‘Add a liberal sprinkling of salt.’;

Leftist

same as left-wing.

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Liberaladjective

(obsolete) Unrestrained, licentious.

Leftistnoun

a person who belongs to the political left.

Liberaladjective

Widely open to new ideas, willing to depart from established opinions or conventions; permissive.

‘Her parents had liberal ideas about child-rearing.’;

Leftistnoun

a person who belongs to the political left

Liberaladjective

(politics) Open to political or social changes and reforms associated with either classical or modern liberalism.

Leftistadjective

believing in or supporting tenets of the political left

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Liberalnoun

One with liberal views, supporting individual liberty (see Wikipedia's article on Liberalism).

Liberalnoun

(US) Someone left-wing; one with a left-wing ideology.

Liberalnoun

A supporter of any of several liberal parties.

Liberalnoun

(UK) One who favors individual voting rights, human and civil rights, and laissez-faire markets also called "classical liberal"; compare libertarian.

Liberaladjective

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.

Liberaladjective

Bestowing in a large and noble way, as a freeman; generous; bounteous; open-handed; as, a liberal giver.

‘Infinitely good, and of his goodAs liberal and free as infinite.’;

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Liberaladjective

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.

‘His wealth doth warrant a liberal dower.’;

Liberaladjective

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.

Liberaladjective

Not narrow or contracted in mind; not selfish; enlarged in spirit; catholic.

Liberaladjective

Free to excess; regardless of law or moral restraint; licentious.

Liberaladjective

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.

‘I confess I see nothing liberal in this " order of thoughts," as Hobbes elsewhere expresses it.’;

Liberalnoun

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.

Liberalnoun

a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties

Liberalnoun

a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets

Liberaladjective

showing or characterized by broad-mindedness;

‘a broad political stance’; ‘generous and broad sympathies’; ‘a liberal newspaper’; ‘tolerant of his opponent's opinions’;

Liberaladjective

having political or social views favoring reform and progress

Liberaladjective

tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition

Liberaladjective

given or giving freely;

‘was a big tipper’; ‘the bounteous goodness of God’; ‘bountiful compliments’; ‘a freehanded host’; ‘a handsome allowance’; ‘Saturday's child is loving and giving’; ‘a liberal backer of the arts’; ‘a munificent gift’; ‘her fond and openhanded grandfather’;

Liberaladjective

not literal;

‘a loose interpretation of what she had been told’; ‘a free translation of the poem’;

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