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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 ?
Pension him liberally, and let Gabriel Betteredge have his place.
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.
Well, the people for whom he had done so much, let him walk down these same steps, one day, unattended, old, poor, without a second coat to his back; and when, years afterwards, he died in Sebastopol in poverty and neglect, they called a meeting, subscribed liberally, and immediately erected this tasteful monument to his memory, and named a great street after him.
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.
To conclude, Ricote liberally recompensed and rewarded as well the renegade as the men who had rowed; and the renegade effected his readmission into the body of the Church and was reconciled with it, and from a rotten limb became by penance and repentance a clean and sound one.
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.
The Great Salt Lake still remained unexplored; at the same time, the means which had been furnished so liberally to fit out this favorite expedition, had all been squandered at Monterey; and the peltries, also, which had been collected on the way.
Comcomly and his people were then entertained on board of the Tonquin, and liberally rewarded for their hospitality and services.
They had been liberally fed by some of the attendants and were in no hurry to leave such comfortable quarters.
Now from this visit the squire retired to his evening potation, overjoyed at the success he had gained with his daughter; and, as he was of a social disposition, and willing to have partakers in his happiness, the beer was ordered to flow very liberally into the kitchen; so that before eleven in the evening there was not a single person sober in the house except only Mrs Western herself and the charming Sophia.
Her family and friends administered comfort and commendation liberally.
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.