Textual thesaurus for "liberal"

(adj) broad, large-minded, tolerant

showing or characterized by broad-mindedness

a broad political stance; generous and broad sympathies; a liberal newspaper; tolerant of his opponent's opinions

(adj) loose, free

not literal

a loose interpretation of what she had been told; a free translation of the poem

(adj) big, bighearted, freehanded, openhanded, bounteous, bountiful, giving, handsome

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

(noun) progressive, liberalist

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