Synonyms of illiberal
1 intolerantDictionary • His views are markedly illiberal.
intolerant • intolerant attitudes towards non-Catholics
prejudiced • Some landlords and landladies are racially prejudiced.
bigoted • He was bigoted and racist.
narrow-minded • He's just a narrow-minded bigot.
small-minded • their small-minded preoccupation with making money
hidebound • The men are hidebound and reactionary.
uncharitable • an uncharitable assessment of the reasons for the failure
, right-on (informal)
, politically correct or PC
mean • Don't be mean with the fabric, or the curtains will end up looking skimpy.
tight (informal) • Are you so tight you won't even spend a few quid?
stingy • The West is stingy with aid.
parsimonious • the stereotype of the dour and parsimonious Scotsman
miserly • He is miserly with both his time and his money.
niggardly • Officials say the EU is being particularly niggardly with these funds.
tight-arsed (taboo, slang)
tight-assed (US, taboo, slang)
tight as a duck's arse (taboo, slang)
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bigotedSomeone who is bigoted has strong, unreasonable prejudices or opinions and will not change them, even when they are proved to be wrong.
• He was bigoted and racist.
hideboundIf you describe someone or something as hidebound, you are criticizing them for having old-fashioned ideas or ways of doing things and being unwilling or unlikely to change.
• The men are hidebound and reactionary.
set in your ways
set in your ways
intolerantIf you describe someone as intolerant, you mean that they do not accept behaviour and opinions that are different from their own.
• intolerant attitudes towards non-Catholics
Thesaurus for illiberal from the Collins English Thesaurus
narrow-minded; prejudiced; bigoted; intolerant