What does illiberal mean?

Definitions for illiberalɪˈlɪb ər əl, ɪˈlɪb rəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word illiberal.

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

  4. Origin: [L. illiberalis; pref. il- not + liberalis liberal: cf. F. illibral.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Illiberal

    il-lib′ėr-al, adj. niggardly: mean, narrow in opinion.—v.t. Illib′eralise.—n. Illiberal′ity.—adv. Illib′erally.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illiberal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illiberal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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Translations for illiberal

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • engstirnig, knauserig, engherzigGerman
  • ανελεύθερος, στενοκέφαλος, φιλάργυροςGreek
  • iliberal, intolerante, antiliberalSpanish
  • illibérale, antilibérale, ladre, intolérantFrench
  • 偏狭, 狭量, 息苦しい, 抑圧的, けち, 反自由主義的, 窮屈Japanese

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