Synonyms of 'liberal'
1 tolerantDictionary, enlightened, open-mindedShe is known to have liberal views on abortion and contraception.
They need to be tolerant of different points of view.
He should be remembered as an enlightened and humane reformer.
I have always been open-minded about sex.
Younger people are more likely to be permissive of sex and drugs.
He was a man of catholic tastes, enjoying music and fine arts of all kinds.
His indulgent mother was willing to let him do what he wanted.
They have a very easy-going attitude to life.
The researchers were expected to be unbiased.
You'll find me more broad-minded than you think.
an independent, free-thinking and unprejudiced group
politically correct or PC
2 progressiveDictionary, radical, reformista liberal democracy with a multiparty political system
The children go to a progressive school.
political tension between radical and conservative politicians
The town's political climate was libertarian.
a need for the party to be forward-looking
politically correct or PC
3 abundantDictionary, generous, handsomeShe made liberal use of her older sister's make-up and clothes.
There is an abundant supply of cheap labour.
a room with a generous amount of storage space
They will make a handsome profit on the property.
American reviewers are lavish in their praise of this book.
The design gave ample space for a good-sized kitchen.
a rich supply of fresh, clean water
a plentiful supply
He drank copious quantities of tea and coffee.
The land is bountiful and no one starves.
This plant produces profuse bright-blue flowers.
a munificent donation
4 generousDictionary, kind, charitableThey thanked him for his liberal generosity.
He's very generous with his money.
He was a very kind man, full of common sense.
He made large donations to numerous charitable organizations.
You are prodigal of both your toil and your talent.
motives that are not entirely altruistic
Their bountiful host was bringing brandy, whisky and liqueurs.
He was a man capable of magnanimous gestures.
The task was made easier by the unstinting help extended to me.
In 1909 nuns were running more than 1,000 beneficent institutions.
5 flexibleDictionary, general, broada liberal translation
brushes with long, flexible bristles
chemicals called by the general description `flavour enhancer'
a broad outline of the Society's development
I've got a rough idea of what he looks like.
a confidential but free manner
The Professor takes a slightly more lenient view.
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Thesaurus for liberal from the Collins English Thesaurus
Someone who has liberal views believes people should have a lot of freedom in deciding how to behave and think .