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lib·er·al

 (lĭb′ər-əl, lĭb′rəl)
adj.
1.
a. Favoring reform, open to new ideas, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; not bound by traditional thinking; broad-minded. See Synonyms at broad-minded.
b. Of, relating to, or characteristic of liberalism.
c. Liberal Of, designating, or characteristic of a political party founded on or associated with principles of social and political liberalism, especially in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States.
2.
a. Tending to give freely; generous: a liberal benefactor.
b. Generous in amount; ample: a liberal serving of potatoes.
3. Not strict or literal; loose or approximate: a liberal translation.
4. Of, relating to, or based on the traditional arts and sciences of a college or university curriculum: a liberal education.
5.
a. Archaic Permissible or appropriate for a person of free birth; befitting a lady or gentleman.
b. Obsolete Morally unrestrained; licentious.
n.
1. A person with liberal ideas or opinions.
2. Liberal A member of a Liberal political party.

[Middle English, generous, from Old French, from Latin līberālis, from līber, free; see leudh- in Indo-European roots.]

lib′er·al·ly adv.
lib′er·al·ness n.
Synonyms: liberal, freehanded, generous, munificent, openhanded
These adjectives mean willing or marked by a willingness to give unstintingly: a liberal backer of the arts; a freehanded host; a generous donation; a munificent gift; fond and openhanded grandparents.
Antonym: stingy
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.liberally - freely in a nonliteral manner; "he embellished his stories liberally"
2.liberally - in a generous manner; "he gave liberally to several charities"
Translations
بكَرَم، بِسَخاء
liberálněštědře
generøstrundhåndet
liberálisan
ríkulega
liberálne
bol bolcömertçeserbestce

liberally

[ˈlɪbərəlɪ] ADV
1. (= generously) [give] → generosamente; [apply, spread, sprinkle] → abundantemente, generosamente
his language is liberally sprinkled with swear wordssu lenguaje está salpicado de abundantes palabrotas
2. (= tolerantly) → con tolerancia
the political prisoners have generally been treated more liberallypor lo general, los prisioneros políticos han sido tratados con más tolerancia
they treated their children too liberallyeran demasiado tolerantes con sus hijos
3. (= freely) [interpret, translate] → libremente

liberally

[ˈlɪbərəli] adv (= generously) [use, spread, sprinkle] → généreusementliberal-minded [ˌlɪbərəlˈmaɪndɪd] liberally-minded adjlibéral(e), tolérant(e)

liberally

adv (= broad-mindedly)liberal; (= generously)großzügig; (= in large quantities)reichlich; he applies the paint very liberallyer trägt die Farbe dick or reichlich auf

liberally

[ˈlɪbrəlɪ] advgenerosamente

liberal

(ˈlibərəl) adjective
1. generous. She gave me a liberal helping of apple pie; She was very liberal with her money.
2. tolerant; not criticizing or disapproving. The headmaster is very liberal in his attitude to young people.
3. (also noun) (especially with capital) in politics, (a person belonging to a party) favouring liberty for the individual.
libeˈrality (-ˈrӕ-) noun
ˈliberally adverb
References in classic literature ?
Her family and friends administered comfort and commendation liberally.
The same, I say, because in all these cases the native American liberally provides the brains, the rest of the world as generously supplying the muscles.
Burch made impassioned appeals for the spreading of the gospel, and added his entreaties that all who were prevented from visiting in person the peoples who sat in darkness should contribute liberally to the support of others who could.
Miss Temple is full of goodness; it pains her to be severe to any one, even the worst in the school: she sees my errors, and tells me of them gently; and, if I do anything worthy of praise, she gives me my meed liberally.
The admiral helped himself liberally from the dish; sent Magdalen to the side-table to get him some bread; and, when he thought her eye was off him, furtively tumbled the whole contents of his plate into Brutus's mouth.
I was liberally paid for my old attendance here," I said, to soothe her, "in being apprenticed, and I have asked these questions only for my own information.
said Isaac; ``lay down the talents the shekels the eighty zecchins, and thou shalt see I will consider thee liberally.
I would like him to be an honour to his family, as we live in days when our kings liberally reward learning that is virtuous and worthy; for learning without virtue is a pearl on a dunghill.
I shall content myself with barely observing here, that of all the confederacies of antiquity, which history has handed down to us, the Lycian and Achaean leagues, as far as there remain vestiges of them, appear to have been most free from the fetters of that mistaken principle, and were accordingly those which have best deserved, and have most liberally received, the applauding suffrages of political writers.
Among other benefits to the town he gave money liberally to revive the manufacture of point d'Alencon; he renewed the trade in linens, and the town had a factory.
Everything is paid," replied the host, "and liberally.
But from the severity of that blame which was last night so liberally bestowed, respecting each circumstance, I shall hope to be in the future secured, when the following account of my actions and their motives has been read.