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liberal

 
Adjective liberal has 5 senses
  1. broad, large-minded, liberal, tolerant - showing or characterized by broad-mindedness; "a broad political stance"; "generous and broad sympathies"; "a liberal newspaper"; "tolerant of his opponent's opinions"
    Antonyms: narrow-minded, narrow (indirect, via broad-minded)
  2. liberal - having political or social views favoring reform and progress
    Antonym:
    center (indirect, via right, left)
    Antonym: right (indirect, via left, center)
  3. liberal - tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition
    Antonyms:
    conservative, blimpish, buttoned-up, fusty, standpat, unprogressive, nonprogressive, hidebound, traditionalist, ultraconservative
  4. big, bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, handsome, giving, liberal, openhanded - given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"
    Antonyms: stingy, ungenerous (indirect, via generous)
  5. free, loose, liberal - not literal; "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"
    Antonym: exact (indirect, via inexact)
Noun liberal has 2 senses
  1. liberal, progressive - a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
    --1 is a kind of adult, grownup
    Antonyms: conservative, conservativist
    --1 has particulars:
     armchair liberal; latitudinarian; neoliberal; pluralist; Whig
  2. liberal - a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets
    --2 is a kind of
    adult, grownup
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