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- n. The condition of being illiberal
- n. An illiberal word or action
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being illiberal; narrowness of mind; meanness; niggardliness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fact or quality of being illiberal or ungenerous; narrowness of mind; uncharitableness; meanness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a disposition not to be liberal (generous) with money
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When such illiberality is made public (by myself or anyone else who wishes to post), I for one would appreciate a response that clearly deals with the issue under discussion and NOT the character of the person making the remarks.
Obj. 4: Further, the Philosopher (Ethic. iv, 1) mentions many kinds of vices as belonging to covetousness which he calls illiberality, for he speaks of those who are "sparing, tight-fisted, skinflints
Reply Obj. 1: Chrysostom and the Philosopher are speaking of covetousness in the first sense: covetousness in the second sense is called illiberality [* _aneleutheria_] by the Philosopher.
No explanation, apology or reason; just commonplace secular illiberality.
When Norway faced its worst incident ever of terrorism, it responded not with panic and illiberality but with dignified mass protest, re-embracing its commitment to tolerance and openness.
In his view, it is not somehow an effect of Western culture on the Arab world, though it would appear to most of us here that the Arabs own this, along with other expressions of intolerance and illiberality, whether or not in the past they might not have responded in the same harsh fashion?
The facts of the cases differ in their contexts and circumstances, but at their heart is a seeming intolerance and illiberality about faith in God which is being reflected in the higher echelons of our public services.
And illiberality always serves those with the most money and guns.
This kind of moral management, the authors concede, is always an approximation, but it avoids the illiberality of an exclusionary moral code.
As a result, enforcing group demands has become a judicial weapon in the hands of every minority group under the sun to beat up on the majority culture, turning rights and wrong and common sense itself on their heads and producing a culture of creeping illiberality and coercion.
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