Definitions

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  • n. The property of being liberal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom
  • n. the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament

Etymologies

liberal +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the general election, her perceived liberalness is her biggest liability.

    Hillary in 2008?

  • He was ranked the most liberal senator in the senate but the evaluation of his "liberalness" was not subjective.

    Oklahoma Dem won't endorse Obama

  • N. C.'s Republican party is loaded with precisely the kind of knuckle-walking club thumpers who hate McCain for his "liberalness" and, among those who aren't, there is a lot of concern about his temper.

    Poll: Obama Might Have Shot At Flipping North Carolina

  • And despite Obama followers 'claims to the contrary, his negatives have not been fully fleshed out because the GOP will attack his "liberalness" whereas neither Clinton nor Edwards gains from doing so and he is widely, and accurately, perceived as very far left of Clinton - which is why he smokes Clinton in the segment of the voters who identify as far left.

    Hillary Pollster Mark Penn: Bill Did Fundamentally Change The Country

  • But what is it that makes the GOP constantly attack the "liberalness" of colleges and, incidently, intelligence - well educational achievement perhaps not really intelligence?

    The smart money is on Obama.

  • As the title of the book and context suggest, it's a criticism of the "liberalness" of American universities, with Black making comments like:

    What a "Liberal" University Looks Like

  • They are concerned about the 'liberalness' of the national church, "Roberts said.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

  • I challenge the Senator and Congressman to quantify their issues and contrast the 'too liberalness' of Senator Obama to these issues.

    Oklahoma Dem won't endorse Obama

  • By the way, Arthur, you reveal your liberalness by naming all religious schools.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Cracks Appearing in Law Firm Associate Model:

  • After all, there were other murders in America, they pointed out, and to the extent that newspapers chose to focus on this one, their liberalness could be measured most precisely.

    Red State Story

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