liberal

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Liberal is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Adjective[change]

Positive
liberal

Comparative
more liberal

Superlative
most liberal

  1. If something is liberal, it allows for change, flexibility, and free thought.
    The Church should take a more liberal view of sex.
    Japanese schools are quite different from what you see in our more liberal education system.
    Any attempt to put a liberal democracy in Iraq will fail.
  2. in large amounts
    He was quite liberal with his kindness.

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Noun[change]

Singular
liberal

Plural
liberals

  1. A liberal is a person who believes in liberal ideas.

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