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il·lib·er·al

 (ĭ-lĭb′ər-əl)
adj.
1. Narrow-minded; bigoted.
2. Archaic Ungenerous, mean, or stingy.
3. Archaic
a. Lacking education in the liberal arts.
b. Ill-bred; vulgar.

[Latin illīberālis : in-, not; see in-1 + līberālis, liberal; see liberal.]

il·lib′er·al·ism n.
il·lib′er·al′i·ty (-ə-răl′ĭ-tē), il·lib′er·al·ness n.
il·lib′er·al·ly adv.

illiberal

(ɪˈlɪbərəl)
adj
1. narrow-minded; prejudiced; bigoted; intolerant
2. not generous; mean
3. lacking in culture or refinement
ilˌliberˈality, ilˈliberalness, ilˈliberalism n
ilˈliberally adv

il•lib•er•al

(ɪˈlɪb ər əl, ɪˈlɪb rəl)

adj.
1. narrow-minded; bigoted.
2. Archaic.
a. not generous; miserly.
b. lacking culture or refinement.
[1525–35; < Latin]
il•lib`er•al′i•ty, il•lib′er•al•ness, il•lib′er•al•ism, n.
il•lib′er•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.illiberal - narrow-minded about cherished opinions
narrow-minded, narrow - lacking tolerance or flexibility or breadth of view; "a brilliant but narrow-minded judge"; "narrow opinions"

illiberal

adjective intolerant, prejudiced, bigoted, narrow-minded, small-minded, reactionary, hidebound, uncharitable, ungenerous His views are markedly illiberal.
intolerant liberal, tolerant, open-minded, broad-minded, generous, right-on (informal), charitable, politically correct or PC

illiberal

adjective
Not tolerant of the beliefs or opinions of others, for example:
Translations

illiberal

[ɪˈlɪbərəl] ADJ (= bigoted) → intolerante; (= mean) → avaro, mezquino

illiberal

[ɪˈlɪbərəl] adjautoritaire, autoritariste

illiberal

adj
(= narrow-minded)engstirnig, intolerant, engherzig; (= reactionary)reaktionär; (Pol, Jur: = strict, repressive) lawrestriktiv; ruleantiliberal; system, regimeautoritär
(= niggardly)knauserig, geizig

illiberal

[ɪˈlɪbərəl] adjilliberale
References in classic literature ?
Those who can barely live, and who live perforce in a very small, and generally very inferior, society, may well be illiberal and cross.
Within an ace of being Count was he, And would have been but for the spite and gall Of this vile age, mean and illiberal, That cannot even let a donkey be.
It will be forgotten, on the one hand, that jealousy is the usual concomitant of love, and that the noble enthusiasm of liberty is apt to be infected with a spirit of narrow and illiberal distrust.
Her father, captivated by youth and beauty, and that appearance of good humour which youth and beauty generally give, had married a woman whose weak understanding and illiberal mind had very early in their marriage put and end to all real affection for her.
Nobody doubts it; and I hope you do not think I am so illiberal as to want every man to have the same objects and pleasures as myself.
To be sure when we consider that I DID take some pains to prevent my brother-in-law's marrying her, this want of cordiality is not very surprizing, and yet it shows an illiberal and vindictive spirit to resent a project which influenced me six years ago, and which never succeeded at last.
Mr Anderson said: "If the wrong decisions are taken, the new law risks provoking a backlash in affected communities, hardening perceptions of an illiberal or Islamophobic approach, alienating those whose integration into British society is already fragile and playing into the hands of those who, by peddling a grievance agenda, seek to drive people further towards extremism and terrorism.
Illiberal democracies are political systems where there are seemingly free and fair elections yet there is no real pluralism.
Summary: Nearly two decades ago, the political commentator Fareed Zakaria wrote a prophetic article called "The Rise of the Illiberal Democracy," in which he worried about the rise of popular autocrats with little regard for the rule of law and civil liberties.
An illiberal democracy has all the trappings of democratic society, but the people have no real power because they are unable to exercise their democratic rights for one reason or another.
I think that for reasons which are in the short term are political, their fear of UKIP electorally, the Conservatives are stumbling into illiberal intentions much in the same way as Tony Blair did wanting to pander to American imperatives.