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liberal

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1 not bound by traditional ways or beliefs
  • parents who take a very liberal attitude toward letting their children stay out late

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2 being more than enough without being excessive
  • he always puts liberal amounts of grated cheese on his pizza

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liberal, generous, bountiful, munificent mean giving or given freely and unstintingly. liberal suggests openhandedness in the giver and largeness in the thing or amount given. a teacher liberal with her praise generous stresses warmhearted readiness to give more than size or importance of the gift. a generous offer of help bountiful suggests lavish, unremitting giving or providing. children spoiled by bountiful presents munificent suggests a scale of giving appropriate to lords or princes. a munificent foundation grant

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The first known use of liberal was in the 14th century

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“Liberal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/liberal. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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