liberal

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noun
ADJECTIVE
leading
bourgeois, middle-class
classical, old-fashioned, traditional
radical
market
economic, political, religious, social
white
bleeding-heart
limousine (= a rich person who expresses concern for poor people, but does nothing to help them) (AmE)
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adj.
1 respecting other opinions
VERBS
be
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

His attitudes are fairly liberal.

remarkably
relatively
socially
2 in politics
VERBS
be
ADVERB
comparatively, relatively

comparatively liberal in trade matters

broadly, essentially

a broadly liberal set of policies

politically
PREPOSITION
on

He is relatively liberal on social issues.

3 generous
VERBS
be
become
ADVERB
fairly, very

Add a fairly liberal amount of olive oil to the pasta.

PREPOSITION
with

She's very liberal with her advice!

Liberal is used with these nouns: ↑agenda, ↑art, ↑attitude, ↑bias, ↑capitalism, ↑Catholicism, ↑cause, ↑Christian, ↑coalition, ↑commentator, ↑conception, ↑Congressman, Congresswoman, ↑consensus, ↑democracy, ↑economics, ↑economist, ↑economy, ↑education, ↑elite, ↑establishment, ↑faction, ↑feminism, ↑feminist, ↑guilt, ↑hand, ↑ideal, ↑ideology, ↑interpretation, ↑judge, ↑law, ↑media, ↑nationalist, ↑newspaper, ↑orthodoxy, ↑party, ↑philosophy, ↑point of view, ↑politician, ↑politics, ↑press, ↑reform, ↑regime, ↑scholar, ↑senator, ↑slant, ↑socialist, ↑society, ↑support, ↑theology, ↑thinker, ↑thought, ↑tradition, ↑use, ↑value, ↑view, ↑viewpoint, ↑wing

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