illiberal

  • 1 illiberal — adj Illiberal, narrow minded, narrow, intolerant, bigoted, hidebound mean so lacking in breadth of mind or experience as to be unwilling or unable to understand the point of view of others. Illiberal implies a lack of freedom of spirit, mind, or… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 illibéral — ⇒ILLIBÉRAL, ALE, AUX, adj. et subst. Rare, vieilli. Anton. libéral. A. Qui n est pas généreux. Il [Mazarin] savait être illibéral en promettant et quelquefois même en donnant (SAINTE BEUVE, Caus. lundi, t. 2, 1851 62, p. 256). B. (Personne) qui… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 illibéral — illibéral, ale (il li bé ral, ra l ) adj. 1°   Qui n est pas libéral, qui ne donne pas. Homme illibéral. 2°   Qui est restrictif de la liberté, qui manque de libéralisme. Mesures illibérales. Des sentiments illibéraux. 3°   Qui appartient aux… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4 Illiberal — Il*lib er*al, a. [L. illiberalis; pref. il not + liberalis liberal: cf. F. illib[ e]ral.] 1. Not liberal; not free or generous; close; niggardly; mean; sordid. A thrifty and illiberal hand. Mason. [1913 Webster] 2. Indicating a lack of breeding,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 illiberal — (adj.) 1530s, ungentlemanly, base, mean, from M.Fr. illiberal (14c.), from L. illiberalis ungenerous, mean, sordid; unworthy of a freeman, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + liberalis (see LIBERAL (Cf. liberal)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 illiberal — [i lib′ər əl] adj. [Fr illibéral < L illiberalis: see IN 2 & LIBERAL] 1. Archaic lacking a liberal education; without culture; unrefined 2. intolerant; bigoted; narrow minded 3. not generous; stingy illiberalism [i lib′ər əliz΄əm] …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Illibĕral — (v. lat.), 1) nicht freigebig; 2) unedel niedrig gesinnt; 3) (jetzt gewöhnlich in politischer Beziehung) nicht freisinnig; daher Illiberalismus, so v.w. Antiliberalismus …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 8 Illiberāl — (lat.), Gegensatz von liberal (s. d.) …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 Illiberal — Illiberāl (lat.), Gegensatz zu Liberal (s.d.) …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 Illiberal — Illiberal, lat. deutsch. nicht freigebig; nicht freisinnig; I.ismus das Gegentheil von Liberalismus …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 11 illiberal — I adjective avaricious, avarus, biased, bigoted, churlish, close, close fisted, conservative, covetous, dogmatic, fanatical, grasping, greedy, grudging, hidebound, inhospitable, inliberalis, intolerant, mean, mercenary, miserly, narrow, narrow… …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 illiberal — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ opposed to liberal principles. DERIVATIVES illiberality noun illiberally adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 illiberal — adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin illiberalis ignoble, stingy, from Latin in + liberalis liberal Date: 1535 not liberal: as a. archaic (1) lacking a liberal education (2) lacking culture and refinement b. not… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 illiberal — [[t]ɪlɪ̱bər(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone or something as illiberal, you are critical of them because they do not allow or approve of much freedom or choice of action. ...the sort of illiberal legislation which could… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 illiberal — adjective a) restrictive to individual choice and freedom; authoritarian. Unless the administration compels all workers to invest in life cycle accounts an illiberal but nonetheless sensible idea this particular danger cannot be eliminated. b)… …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 illiberal — il|lib|e|ral [ıˈlıbərəl] adj formal 1.) not supporting people s rights to say or do what they want ≠ ↑liberal ▪ illiberal and undemocratic policies 2.) not generous >illiberally adv >illiberality [ıˌlıbəˈrælıti] n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 illiberal — adjective formal 1 not supporting freedom of expression or of personal behaviour: illiberal and undemocratic policies 2 not generous illiberally adverb illiberality noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 illiberal — illiberality, illiberalness, illiberalism, n. illiberally, adv. /i lib euhr euhl, i lib reuhl/, adj. 1. narrowminded; bigoted. 2. Archaic. a. not generous in giving; miserly; niggardly; stingy. b. Chiefly Literary. without culture …

    Universalium

  • 19 illiberal — unfrei * * * ịl|li|be|ral 〈Adj.〉 engherzig, unduldsam, kleinlich; Ggs liberal [<lat. illiberalis „unedel, gemein, geizig“] * * * ịl|li|be|ral [auch: … ra:l ] <Adj.> [lat. illiberalis, eigtl. = gemein, zu: in = nicht, un u. liberalis, ↑ …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 20 illiberal — Synonyms and related words: authoritarian, avaricious, biased, bigot, bigoted, borne, chauvinist, cheap, close, closed, closefisted, constricted, cramped, creedbound, deaf, deaf to reason, doctrinaire, dogmatist, fanatic, fanatical, grudging,… …

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