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illiberality

[ ih-lib-er-uhl, ih-lib-ruhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF illiberality

Synonyms for illiberality

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Antonyms for illiberality

  • fairness
  • good will
  • impartiality
  • love
  • tolerance
  • admiration
  • approval
  • esteem
  • fondness
  • happiness
  • like
  • liking
  • loving
  • pleasure
  • respect
  • sympathy
  • justice
  • regard
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Forgive me, if you can, for a touch of illiberality about your paper.

He readily obtained sympathy, and many persons were disgusted at Sir Charles's illiberality in not making him some compensation.

Where men resolve to be ungrateful, it is natural that they should be illiberal; and illiberality often hardens into malignity.

The first view has in it the liberal principle; in the second, illiberality is concealed.

Its illiberality and untruth render it very unfit for a "Family Library," for which it was composed.

I replied in the papers, pointing out the gross illiberality of the attack, and tried to provoke a discovery of the authors.

Scottish literature of the eighteenth century failed to destroy this illiberality owing to the method of the Scotch philosophers.

I was mad enough and wicked enough to defend my conduct, and to reproach my father with the illiberality of his sentiments.

They have none of the Canton illiberality or prejudices about them, and are most willing to teach their art to the natives.

Not the illiberality of patrons, but his own luxurious-206- habits, reduced him to beggary.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "ungentlemanly, base, mean," from Middle French illiberal (14c.), from Latin illiberalis "ungenerous, mean, sordid; unworthy of a freeman," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + liberalis (see liberal). A sense of "narrow-minded politically; unconcerned with the rights or liberties of others" is attested from 1640s, and might conceivably be revived to take up some of the burden that drags down conservative.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ILLIBERALITY

bias

nounbelief in one way; partiality
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