illiberal


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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 ?
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.
Their tendency is gross and illiberal; and if their construction could ever be deemed clever, time has long ago destroyed all its ingenuity."
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.
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.
Such is the subject of the institute, And universal body of the law: This study fits a mercenary drudge, Who aims at nothing but external trash; Too servile and illiberal for me.
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.
Indeed, fearful of the populists' power, in or out of government, the response from mainstream conservatives - and even some social democrats - to their illiberal views has already been inexcusably soft.
Without such reform public anger towards an undemocratic, illiberal, protectionist and corrupt European Union is only likely to grow.
He said: "The government is already wasting pounds 97,000 a day on an expensive, illiberal ID card scheme...
A more helpful way to analyze the region's political scene is by contrasting liberal and illiberal political forces.