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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.
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.
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.
In their concluding chapter, the four authors specify three distinctive features of East Asian illiberal democracies: "first, a non-neutral understanding of the state; second, the evolution of a rationalistic and legalistic technocracy that manages the developing state as a corporate enterprise; finally, the development of a managed rather than a critical public space and civil society" (p.
Poland has now emerged as the latest European battleground in a contest between two models of democracy -- liberal and illiberal.
But Nick Clegg has broken another election pledge, fudging the issue instead of abolishing restrictions which are ineffective and fundamentally illiberal.
He identifies and discusses six broad areas of crisis that are likely to remain central to Japanese politics for years to come: the location of political power and democratic accountability, declining political participation, constitutional revision, a crisis of liberal versus illiberal ideas, and aging society and diverging life-chances, and a crisis of national status and role.
This consensus cannot be called fiscally conservative and socially liberal in any truly libertarian sense, but it has also avoided the extremes characteristic of an illiberal movement.
The fact is that ID cards are illiberal and will not achieve those things the government claims they will.