from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Narrow-minded; bigoted.
- adj. Archaic Ungenerous, mean, or stingy.
- adj. Archaic Lacking liberal culture.
- adj. Archaic Ill-bred; vulgar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. restrictive to individual choice and freedom; authoritarian.
- adj. narrow-minded; bigoted
- adj. ungenerous, stingy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not liberal; not free or generous; close; niggardly; mean; sordid.
- adj. Indicating a lack of breeding, culture, and the like; ignoble; rude; narrow-minded; disingenuous.
- adj. Not well authorized or elegant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not liberal; ignoble.
- Not catholic; of narrow or prejudiced opinions or judgment.
- Not manifesting or not promoting high culture; contracted; vulgar; coarse.
- Not elegant: as, illiberal Latin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. narrow-minded about cherished opinions
The public, who 'always incline to the humane fide, and efpoufe the caufe of the injured, as foon as the treatment I met with was known, took umbrage at what they termed illiberal proceeding towards a young adtrefs, and I believe in the end, the oppo - sition G. A.
But I did mention the starkness (to my eyes) of certain illiberal tendencies on the left.
I know how fear of losing decent, moderate voters to the Liberal Democrats has acted to restrain illiberal instincts among some Conservative politicians.
There is another amusement too, which I cannot help calling illiberal, that is, playing upon any musical instrument.
Shortly thereafter i was expelled from the party on the gounds thattraditional liberal principles are now redefined as "illiberal" - or alternately that the party can no longer honestly be called Liberal.
The American ‘on-size-fits-all’ appraoch of teling other countries to be like America of you’re illiberal is insulting.
But the Philosopher says (Ethic. iv, 1) that "tyrants who destroy cities and despoil sacred places are not to be called illiberal," i.e. covetous.
They call her illiberal for trying to teach patience
Only the neoconservative, that is, the illiberal radical, will spit gall at the taste of such old English spirit.
The behind the scenes games are just the kind of illiberal BS that you have been exposing, but how can we really say that the moves he made to recover popularity were not mediated, to a large degree, by an awareness of shifting consumer preferences?
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