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1An adherent of libertarianism.[as modifier] ‘libertarian philosophy’
liberal, tolerant, open-minded, forbearing, indulgent, receptive, progressive, freethinking, permissive, libertarian, unshockableView synonyms
- ‘I'm a left-wing libertarian myself, and I agree with you entirely on the subject of drug legalization.’
- ‘Was Laura's routine a sign that we're entering a libertarian conservative phase?’
- ‘Go read it, especially if you're a hardcore libertarian.’
- ‘Cleaving to principle means something more than holding high and not contradicting the ultimate libertarian ideal.’
- ‘On the other hand, the libertarian socialist critique of consumerism appears surprisingly, if not uncomfortably pertinent.’
- ‘I hope to see a comprehensive attempt at a rebuttal of realist theory by the libertarian minimalist school.’
- ‘Even hardcore libertarians accept restrictions on liberty when the behavior harms others.’
- ‘Even the thoroughgoing libertarians have to ask what to do in light of that reality.’
- ‘The libertarian minimalists will likely find my outlook to be anathema to their own.’
- ‘Right-wing libertarians in the US view Castro as one of the nastier dictators in the world.’
- ‘New Hampshire beat out nine other states, all with small populations and libertarian leanings.’
- ‘One can understand how a monetarist central banker with a libertarian bent might object.’
- ‘Rather, hard-core libertarians believe that government is naturally extremely prone to error, both moral and factual.’
- ‘I am afraid that I remain a total libertarian on such issues.’
- ‘Personally, I have an instinctive attraction to some aspects of libertarian ideals.’
- ‘Left- and right-wing libertarians alike are skeptical of any laws that impede commercial free speech.’
- ‘Certainly, the Right possesses a set of libertarian ideals many Americans embrace.’
- ‘I'm more of a libertarian socialist, if we must have classifications.’
- ‘The Detroit News editorial page is historically a conservative editorial page with libertarian leanings.’
- ‘Second, I'm not a hard-core ideologue, as many self-described libertarians are.’
- 1.1A person who advocates civil liberty.
- ‘Civil libertarians and privacy advocates will no doubt continue to call for caution in consumers' use of the VeriChip.’
- ‘However, try telling that to an employer, civil libertarians argue.’
- ‘Civil libertarians and many Democrats say those powers are overreaching and have fought to have them rolled back.’
- ‘Libertarians believe in self-governance as related to both personal and economic issues.’
- ‘Indeed, some civil libertarians have already argued that this is the appropriate line.’
- ‘Civil libertarians argue this is hardly an onerous burden for law enforcement.’
2A person who believes in free will.
tolerant, unprejudiced, unbigoted, broad-minded, open-minded, enlightened, forbearingView synonyms
- ‘The good of libertarian free will requires, in short, the possibility of moral evil.’
- ‘Some of these incompatibilists, libertarians, hold that at least some persons have free will and that, therefore, determinism is false.’
- ‘He also reviewed the 1717 book and defended a doctrine of libertarian free will as he had in the earlier correspondence.’
- ‘In this article I try to refute the so-called libertarian theory of free will, and to examine how our conclusions ought to modify our common attitudes of praise and blame.’
- ‘Some philosophers - usually called libertarians - resolutely believe that voluntary decisions actually are created by the will, free of causal antecedents.’
Late 18th century (in libertarian): from liberty, on the pattern of words such as unitarian.
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