US: /ˈɫɪˌbɝəɫ/
UK: /lˈɪbəɹə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

liberal /'libərəl/
  • tính từ
    • rộng rãi, hào phóng
    • không hẹp hòi, không thành kiến
    • nhiều, rộng râi, đầy đủ
      • a liberal table: cỗ bàn thịnh soạn
    • tự do
      • liberal ideas: những tư tưởng tự do
    • Liberal party
      • đảng Tự do
  • danh từ, (chính trị)
    • người theo chủ nghĩa tự do
    • (Liberal) đảng viên đảng Tự do

Advanced English dictionary

adjective, noun
+ adjective
respecting other opinions
1 willing to understand and respect other people's behaviour, opinions, etc., especially when they are different from your own; believing people should be able to choose how they behave: liberal attitudes towards religion / sex + Her parents are very liberal and allow her a lot of freedom. + liberal views / opinions
2 wanting or allowing a lot of political and economic freedom and supporting gradual social, political or religious change: Some politicians want more liberal trade relations with Europe. + the spread of liberal democracy following the Cold War + liberal theories / reform + a liberal politician / policy
3 (Liberal) connected with the British Liberal Party in the past, or of a Liberal Party in another country
4 ~ (with sth) generous; given in large amounts: She is very liberal with her money. + I think Sam is too liberal with his criticism (= he criticizes people too much). + Divorced fathers should have liberal access to their children. + We ate cake with liberal amounts of whipped cream.
5 concerned with increasing sb's general knowledge and experience rather than particular skills: liberal arts + a liberal education
not exact
6 not completely accurate or exact
Synonym: FREE
a liberal translation of the text + a liberal interpretation of history / the law
liberally adverb: Apply the cream liberally. + The word 'original' is liberally interpreted in copyright law.
+ noun
sb who respects others
1 a person who understands and respects other people's opinions and behaviour, especially when they are different from their own: He liked to think of himself as a liberal.
2 a person who supports political, social and religious change: Reform is popular with middle-class liberals.
3 (Liberal) (politics) a member of the British Liberal Party in the past, or of a Liberal Party in another country

Thesaurus dictionary

1 generous, bountiful, free, open-hearted, open, open-handed, bounteous, charitable, philanthropic, munificent, magnanimous, big, big-hearted, unstinting, unselfish, unsparing; lavish, abundant, ample, large, handsome, plentiful, copious:
Lady Browning is a liberal benefactor of our cause. Thank you for your liberal contributions
2 progressive, libertarian, reformist, humanistic, left (of centre), latitudinarian, non-partisan, unaligned or non-aligned, individualistic, South African verligte:
The liberal voters found little to attract them in the latest election
3 free, not literal, flexible, lenient, loose, broad, open, disinterested, impartial, dispassionate, fair, broad-minded, open-minded, unprejudiced, unbigoted, unjaundiced, unopinionated, tolerant:
Judge Reid is known for his liberal interpretation of the law.
4 progressive, libertarian, reformer, progressivist, latitudinarian, independent, freethinker, leftist, left-winger, South African verligte:
They think of themselves as liberals, not as conservatives.

Collocation dictionary


leading | bourgeois, middle-class | old-fashioned, traditional | radical | market | economic, political, social


leader, party

1 respecting other opinions




remarkably, very | fairly, quite, relatively
His attitudes are quite liberal.

2 in politics




comparatively, relatively
comparatively liberal in trade matters
| broadly, essentially
a broadly liberal policy programme

2 generous


be | become




She's very liberal with her advice!

Concise English dictionary

+a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
+a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets
+showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
+having political or social views favoring reform and progress
+tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition
+given or giving freely
+not literal