Synonyms of liberal in English:

liberal


See definition of liberal

adjective

1‘the values of a liberal society’

SYNONYMS

tolerant, unprejudiced, unbigoted, broad-minded, open-minded, enlightened, forbearing

permissive, free, free and easy, easy-going, laissez-faire, libertarian, latitudinarian, unbiased, impartial, non-partisan, indulgent, lenient, lax, soft

ANTONYMS

narrow-minded, bigoted

2‘he launched a liberal social agenda’

SYNONYMS

progressive, advanced, modern, forward-looking, forward-thinking, progressivist, go-ahead, enlightened, reformist, radical

left-wing, leftist, freethinking, politically correct, PC

informal right-on

ANTONYMS

conservative, reactionary

3‘the provision of liberal adult education’

SYNONYMS

wide-ranging, broad-based, general, humanistic

4‘a liberal interpretation of divorce laws’

SYNONYMS

flexible, broad, loose, rough, non-restrictive, free, general, non-literal, non-specific, not literal, not strict, not close

inexact, imprecise, vague, indefinite, ill-defined, unrigorous, unmeticulous

ANTONYMS

strict, to the letter

5‘liberal coatings of paint’

SYNONYMS

abundant, copious, ample, plentiful, generous, lavish, luxuriant, profuse, considerable, prolific, rich

galore

excessive, immoderate, superabundant, overabundant

informal over the top

literary plenteous

ANTONYMS

scant

6‘they had been liberal with their cash’

SYNONYMS

generous, magnanimous, open-handed, unsparing, unstinting, ungrudging, lavish, free, munificent, bountiful, beneficent, benevolent, big-hearted, kind-hearted, kind, philanthropic, charitable, altruistic, unselfish

extravagant, overgenerous, generous to a fault, immoderate, wasteful, overabundant, profligate, prodigal, thriftless, improvident, intemperate, unrestrained, wild

informal over the top

literary bounteous

ANTONYMS

miserly, careful