Definition of neoliberal
: a liberal who de-emphasizes traditional liberal doctrines in order to seek progress by more pragmatic methods
neoliberalismplay \ˌnē-ō-ˈli-b(ə-)rə-ˌli-zəm\ noun
Recent Examples of neoliberal from the Web
Homophobes and gun freaks aren’t all that eager to have their presumptions questioned on national TV, and neither are radical feminists, Black Panthers and neoliberals — even by someone who’s genuine, sincere and pure.
Using the word almost interchangeably is confusing, not to mention unfair to American neoliberals, who may have gone overboard on financial deregulation in the 1990s but have staunchly opposed Republican austerity measures.
In Europe, neoliberals are free-market capitalists who impose rigid and — judging by the sluggish European economy — unsuccessful austerity measures on debtor nations.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'neoliberal'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of neoliberal
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up neoliberal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).