- One with liberal views, supporting individual liberty (see w:liberalism, Wikipedia on Liberalism for a description of the various and diverging trends of liberalism).
- A supporter of any of the particular liberal parties.
- One opposing the views of a social conservative and favoring socially responsible taxes. Sometimes used pejoratively in political campaigns.
- (italbrac, US, Also 'classical liberal', akin to libertarian) A person who favors individual voting rights, human and civil rights, individual gun-rights, laissez-faire markets, and the gold standard.
- Generous in quantity.
Etymology: From Latin liber meaning free.
- Add a sprinkling of salt.
- A political description, following liberalism.
- Based on optimistic assumptions.
- At a estimate, growth could exceed 5% next year.
- Favoring social freedom; permissive.
- Her parents had ideas about child-rearing.
- Favoring ideas that treat all people with equal justice regardless of educational, financial, sexual or racial status.
- Opposing conservative positions, particularly those of social conservatives.
- Opposing both conservative and socialist positions, particularly those of economic protectionists and authoritarians.
- Related to Classical Liberalism, as in the political philosophy of American Conservatives who emphasize liberty, and also Libertarians.
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