Definitions for illiberalɪˈlɪb ər əl, ɪˈlɪb rəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

il•lib•er•alɪˈlɪb ər əl, ɪˈlɪb rəl(adj.)

  1. narrow-minded; bigoted.

  2. Archaic. not generous; miserly. lacking culture or refinement.

Origin of illiberal:

1525–35; < L


Princeton's WordNet

  1. illiberal, intolerant(adj)

    narrow-minded about cherished opinions


  1. illiberal(Adjective)

    restrictive to individual choice and freedom; authoritarian.

  2. illiberal(Adjective)

    narrow-minded; bigoted

  3. illiberal(Adjective)

    ungenerous, stingy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illiberal(adj)

    not liberal; not free or generous; close; niggardly; mean; sordid

  2. Illiberal(adj)

    indicating a lack of breeding, culture, and the like; ignoble; rude; narrow-minded; disingenuous

  3. Illiberal(adj)

    not well authorized or elegant; as, illiberal words in Latin


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