ul·​tra·​lib·​er·​al ˌəl-trə-ˈli-b(ə-)rəl How to pronounce ultraliberal (audio)
: extremely or extraordinarily liberal : very strongly favoring, adhering to, or based upon the principles of liberalism
an ultraliberal politician
ultraliberal policies
ultraliberal noun
plural ultraliberals
ultraliberals pushing for sweeping changes
ultraliberalism noun
a politician known for his ultraliberalism

Examples of ultraliberal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Austin — the ultraliberal state capital, home to nearly 1 million people — the map is a tangle of six different districts, with lines radiating out from city blocks deep into the Texas prairie. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2021 Stories of professors’ fears of out of control, ultraliberal students have become legend. Nina Burleigh, The New Republic, 10 Jan. 2023 Having a Catholic girls school in ultraliberal Portland is a challenge. Bruce Gilley, WSJ, 10 Oct. 2022 But even liberals in ultraliberal San Francisco have their limits. Kevin Cullen, BostonGlobe.com, 13 June 2022 Even the country’s most famous nightclub, Bassiani, renowned for its ultraliberal, pro-diversity stance, bans anyone with a Russian passport. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2022 In calling around, Ligon’s mother found the ultraliberal Walden School on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, which was eager to diversify its student body. Susan Dominus Photographs By Joshua Kissi Styled By Ian Bradley Sasha Weiss Photographs By Collier Schorr Styled By Jay Massacret Megan O’Grady Portrait By Mickalene Thomas and Racquel Chevremont Ligaya Mishan Photographs By Tina Barney, New York Times, 14 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ultraliberal was in 1824

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“Ultraliberal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultraliberal. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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