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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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'Russian liberals' for sincere love of their country, and they boast that they see better than their neighbours what real love of one's country should consist in.
"I have not seen all kinds of liberals, and cannot, therefore, set myself up as a judge," said Alexandra, "but I have heard all you have said with indignation.
The liberals cast at his door all the foundlings hitherto attributed to du Bousquier.
This able man, the constant candidate of the liberals, missing by seven or eight votes only in all the electoral battles fought under the Restoration, and who ostensibly repudiated the liberals by trying to be elected as a ministerial royalist(without ever being able to conquer the aversion of the administration),--this rancorous republican, mad with ambition, resolved to rival the royalism and aristocracy of Alencon at the moment when they once more had the upper hand.
The Revolution was then (1792) in its early stages, and in his 'Prelude' Wordsworth has left the finest existing statement of the exultant anticipations of a new world of social justice which the movement aroused in himself and other young English liberals. When the Revolution past into the period of violent bloodshed he determined, with more enthusiasm than judgment, to put himself forward as a leader of the moderate Girondins.
Jan Clein (Liverpool Council, Liberal Democrat) Abstained
By the beginning of the 1930s, the British Liberal Party was in a state of long-term decline.
Citing Aristotle, Franklin and Einstein as proponents of a broad, liberal-arts education, Finn and Ravitch promote the need for liberal learning as preparatory to the civic life needed for a well-functioning democracy.
A more helpful way to analyze the region's political scene is by contrasting liberal and illiberal political forces.
Also, EGALE, as well as an intervenor, the Coalition of Canadian Liberal Rabbis for Same-Sex 'Marriage,' were funded to take same-sex "marriage" cases to court.
From a liberal perspective, a VAT could add a lot of value.
Moreover, such theological issues may be less important to these more liberal Christians than carrying on the basic ethical message that they associate with Jesus--charity, compassion, and goodwill towards others.
Award-winning writer Ralph Brauer presents "The Strange Death of Liberal America", a fascinating examination of how American attitudes shifted sharply to the political right in recent times.
The ideas elaborated by Foucault, particularly in his later work on governmentality, offered a major challenge to both the liberal and Marxist approaches to power identified in schema such as that of Lukes.