liberality


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lib·er·al·i·ty

 (lĭb′ə-răl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. lib·er·al·i·ties
1. The quality or state of being liberal or generous.
2. An instance of being liberal.

liberality

(ˌlɪbəˈrælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. generosity; bounty
2. the quality or condition of being liberal

lib•er•al•i•ty

(ˌlɪb əˈræl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or condition of being liberal.
2. breadth of mind.
3. broadness or fullness, as of proportions.
4. liberalism.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.liberality - an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom
tolerance - willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others
2.liberality - the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament
generosity, generousness - the trait of being willing to give your money or time
magnanimity, munificence, openhandedness, largess, largesse - liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
illiberality - a disposition not to be liberal (generous) with money

liberality

noun
Translations
كَرَم، عَطِيَّه، تَحَرُّر، تسامُح
liberálnostštědrost
frisindethedgenerøsitetrundhåndethedtolerance
kötetlenség
örlæti; frjálslyndi
liberálnosť
cömertlikserbest fikirlilik

liberality

[ˌlɪbəˈrælɪtɪ] N (= generosity) → liberalidad f, generosidad f

liberality

[ˌlɪbəˈrælɪti] n (= generosity) → générosité f, libéralité f

liberality

n
(= generosity)Großzügigkeit f

liberality

[ˌlɪbəˈrælɪtɪ] n (generosity) → liberalità, generosità

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 ?
Besides, it is very pleasing to us to oblige and assist our friends and companions, as well as those whom we are connected with by the rights of hospitality; and this cannot be done without the establishment of private property, which cannot take place with those who make a city too much one; besides, they prevent every opportunity of exercising two principal virtues, modesty and liberality. Modesty with respect to the female sex, for this virtue requires you to abstain from her who is another's; liberality, which depends upon private property, for without that no one can appear liberal, or do any generous action; for liberality consists in imparting to others what is our own.
To clear, therefore, the honour of Mr Jones, and to do justice to the liberality of the lady, he had really received this present from her, who, though she did not give much into the hackney charities of the age, such as building hospitals, &c., was not, however, entirely void of that Christian virtue; and conceived (very rightly I think) that a young fellow of merit, without a shilling in the world, was no improper object of this virtue.
These works, which I owe to the high talents and disinterested zeal of the above distinguished authors, could not have been undertaken, had it not been for the liberality of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, who, through the representation of the Right Honourable the Chancellor of the Exchequer, have been pleased to grant a sum of one thousand pounds towards defraying part of the expenses of publication.
My father went beyond liberality and bordered on prodigality, a disposition by no means advantageous to a married man who has children to succeed to his name and position.
In what manner I was to open so much, like the tent of the Arabian Nights, was a profound mystery to me then, as well as it was to the ladies; but the handsome Eudosia placed me in her father's hand with a frank liberality that proved she was not altogether without good qualities.
And whoever reads the life of Cyrus, written by Xenophon, will recognize afterwards in the life of Scipio how that imitation was his glory, and how in chastity, affability, humanity, and liberality Scipio conformed to those things which have been written of Cyrus by Xenophon.
Hence it is essential that the converted spy be treated with the utmost liberality.
The learned vigils and labours of a certain class of inventors should have been rewarded with honourable liberality as justice demanded; and the bodies of the inventors should have been blown to pieces by means of their own perfected explosives and improved weapons with extreme publicity as the commonest prudence dictated.
Yes, she married Manton, but I don't know about his liberality; I'm not sure but he cut her throat because he discovered that she lacked that excellent thing in woman, the middle toe of the right foot."
Excessive amiability and excessive liberality are the two favorite assumptions of the modern generation.
Parsimony is one of the best, and yet is not innocent; for it withholdeth men from works of liberality and charity.
I slept little that night--I was too much excited; and this astonished me, too, I recollect, remained with me, adding to my sense of the liberality with which I was treated.