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Synonyms for liberal

Synonyms for liberal

not narrow or conservative in thought, expression, or conduct

favoring civil liberties and social progress

a person with liberal political opinions

Synonyms for liberal

a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties

a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets

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showing or characterized by broad-mindedness

having political or social views favoring reform and progress

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tolerant of change

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I am particularly fond of a series of liberal books in Arabic in which mainly Arab liberals have published their thoughts.
Let's look at it again and we will start to understand the recent disenchantment of liberals with the AK Party.
But he refused to go, and so the rebel Liberals broke away and formed a new political party, the Liberal Unionists.
Coalition governments have over the past three centuries had a profound effect on the history of the Welsh Liberals.
The 1918 election was devastating for non-coalition Liberals and once Conservatives left the coalition the resulting 1922 general election was devastating for both parties, leading to the rise of Labour.
Liberals in Schism: A History of the National Liberal Party.
Nonetheless, most Liberals, with the exception of a small family group around Lloyd George, found it possible to offer support to the new government when it sought a "doctor's mandate" from the electorate to carry out the measures necessary to rebuild the national economy.
Generally, liberals think we should get out of Iraq -- sooner rather than later.
When the liberals return to power, however, they will need to finish the job their predecessors started after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Ottawa -- The Conservative government's move to cut $5 million from the $23-million-a-year Status of Women agency also has drawn condemnation from leftists, liberals and feminists, but praise from social conservatives and advocates of responsible government spending.
Liberals have traditionally been wary of the VAT for some of the same reasons that conservatives approve of it.
Over the past generation liberals have written a great deal of highly creative and sophisticated academic theology, and several liberals have written popular works that reached very large audiences.
There is only one Liberal Party, and we would appeal to those liberals left in the Liberal Democrats to rejoin the party and help reinvigorate the stale political debate with truly liberal politics.
Why did German liberals say and feel that nothing less than an all-out "war" against Catholicism was necessary?