lib·​er·​at·​ed | \ ˈli-bə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce liberated (audio) \

Definition of liberated

: freed from or opposed to traditional social and sexual attitudes or roles a liberated woman a liberated marriage

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Recent Examples on the Web The main question of the film is whether Isabel is a homeless junkie or a liberated truthteller. Jason Kehe, Wired, "Bliss Is the Worst Kind of Open-Ended Sci-Fi Movie," 5 Feb. 2021 The alluring prospect is that in a liberated Russia the perils of an authoritarian Russian foreign policy would vanish overnight. Michael Kimmage, The New Republic, "How Biden Can Achieve a Russian Restoration," 26 Jan. 2021 This liberated sense of being is part of your charm and helps to inform your choices. Tarot Astrologers,, "Daily horoscope for December 13, 2020," 13 Dec. 2020 Today the festival is considered a kind of informal opening ceremony for the Summer of Love: A new, liberated ideology was taking hold in the culture, and here was its soundtrack. Amanda Petrusich, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Exotic Vest That Introduced America to Jimi Hendrix," 18 Nov. 2020 When Alicia Keys, with her two face-framing braids, burst onto the scene, Khan, then a teenager, felt liberated. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Janaya Future Khan Opens Up About “Glow-Up” Skin Care and the Beauty of Being Nonbinary," 9 Nov. 2020 After the talk, Colletto felt liberated and motivated. oregonlive, "Oregon State’s Jack Colletto poised to become Beavers’ swiss army knife," 29 Oct. 2020 Traditional judgmentalism is hardest to escape in the homeland, but the striations of caste, complexion, money and religion paint faultlines of separation and otherness even in places that are supposed to be more liberated. Dallas News, "D-FW-based author Jenny Bhatt’s debut collection ‘Each of Us Killers’ reveals a world of humanity," 8 Sep. 2020 Once slavery was abolished, whites sought to control a liberated workforce. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "America's legacy of lynching isn't all history. Many say it's still happening today," 3 June 2020

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First Known Use of liberated

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of liberated was in 1887

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14 Feb 2021

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“Liberated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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: freed from or opposed to traditional social and sexual attitudes or ways of behaving

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