ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-liberal (audio)
: opposed to or hostile toward political liberalism
Not all the comment on him was favourable, since he was seen as anti-Western, anti-liberal and a Russian nationalist.Geoffrey A. Hosking
anti-liberalism noun
These romantic medievalists may moreover have strengthened Tolstoy's natural anti-intellectualism and anti-liberalism Isaiah Berlin

Examples of anti-liberal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The concept aligns with the anti-liberal thought of Carl Schmitt and Martin Heidegger, both of whom were devoted Jünger readers. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 26 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-liberal was in 1815

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“Anti-liberal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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