Definition of Illiberal

1. Adjective. Narrow-minded about cherished opinions.

Exact synonyms: Intolerant
Similar to: Narrow, Narrow-minded
Derivative terms: Illiberality



Definition of Illiberal

1. a. Not liberal; not free or generous; close; niggardly; mean; sordid.

Definition of Illiberal

1. Adjective. restrictive to individual choice and freedom; authoritarian. ¹

2. Adjective. narrow-minded; bigoted ¹

3. Adjective. ungenerous, stingy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Illiberal

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Illiberal

illegitimately
illegitimation
illegitimations
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illegitimatized
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illegitimatizing
illeism
illeist
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illest
illeviable
illfavoured
illiad
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illiberal (current term)
illiberalism
illiberalisms
illiberalities
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illiberalize
illiberalized
illiberalizes
illiberalizing
illiberally
illiberalness
illiberalnesses
illicia
illicitly

Literary usage of Illiberal

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1. The Practice of the Law in All Its Departments: With a View of Rights by Joseph Chitty (1834)
"... (i) When illiberal When an attorney has conducted the proceedings faithfully ***' and ... it would be illiberal, if not ungrateful, to tax the same, ..."

2. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1847)
"Q. As to the proper measures for checking a revolutionary spirit in this conn- try. Arbitrary and illiberal policy of Lord Lough- borough. ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1801)
"Such a declaration is not easily reconciled with the unjust and illiberal sarcasm which he has cast on Mr. Alderman Boydell :—but, as Mr- Ireland is removed ..."

4. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society by American Philosophical Society (1771)
"Liberal and illiberal Arts: The Classification of Technical Arts in Antiquity The Middle Ages were the philosophical heirs of classical antiquity. ..."

5. The Writings of George Washington by George Washington (1890)
"I feel myself hurt, also, at every illiberal and unthinking reflection, which may have been cast upon the Count d'Estaing, or the conduct of the fleet under ..."

6. Memoirs of Miss Mellon: Afterwards Duchess of St. Albans by Margaret Harries Baron- Wilson (1887)
"... of venison—An illiberal landlord—Lord Erskine's pike and Mrs. ... and never re-enter it, so that the imposition was as unprofitable as it was illiberal. ..."

7. Complete Works of Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D. by Thomas Smyth (1908)
"The illiberal character of Romish and Anglican prelacy. But to all this, how contrary is the spirit of prelacy. The intolerance which is necessarily ..."

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