Translation of liberal in Spanish:


liberal, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈlɪb(ə)rəl/ /ˈlɪb(ə)r(ə)l/


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    • 1.1(tolerant)

      (ideas/views/attitude) liberal
      (interpretation/translation) libre
      • In spite of all experience they hoped that Prussia was more open to liberal ideas than Austria.
      • His liberal family accepted his homosexuality.
      • I think it is even more important than ever that the open, generous, liberal view have a responsible and regular voice.
      • Who will defend liberal ideas against the enemy of liberal ideas?
      • It's not a liberal idea that will cause the ruination of civilization.
      • That we shouldn't meddle in other countries if our own country needs work is also a liberal idea.
      • I think that these kinds of liberal ideas are pervasive in Western societies.
      • The result: a man with some very liberal ideas, such as nationalized healthcare, won.
      • My parents are very liberal and open so we'll be fine.
      • Friends and family call me liberal, but that's not entirely true.
      • They tend to be more liberal on social issues.
      • He's too liberal on social issues and his name sends minority communities into a rage.
      • A deepening conflict between the liberal intelligentsia and the government has developed over the last several years.

    • 1.2LiberalPolitics

      del Partido Liberal
      the Liberal Party el Partido Liberal

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    • 2.1(generous)

      (sponsor/backer) generoso
      you've been rather liberal with the pepper se te ha ido un poco la mano con la pimienta
      • Their son was particularly concerned that we bless the space under his bed, so I was liberal with the holy water for his sake.
      • He was even liberal in dishing out helpings for Natalia.
      • He was very liberal when it came to buying drinks, and in return I was a friend to him.
      • Ellis was liberal with the fiction and facts in his new novel.

    • 2.2(plentiful)

      (supply/portion) abundante
      (supply/portion) generoso
      • Garden ponds won't count, though, so if you have a swimming pool, fill it with water lilies and goldfish, take down the diving board and apply liberal amounts of weed and reeds until he has gone.
      • Then you want a nice mayo, white vinegar, relish base, with liberal amounts of pepper, some salt and paprika.
      • There was also a liberal amount of calamari, but mostly just legs that weren't that appealing to chase around with a fork.
      • Another excellent combination is with sushi, especially if you like a liberal amount of wasabi with your fish.
      • Remove to a large oven tray, and add liberal amounts of good olive oil and sea salt.
      • Current tradition requires dousing the beast in a liberal amount of whisky while accompanying it with an even larger measure.
      • Tips for reducing exposure to UV radiation include wearing protective clothing, applying liberal amounts of sunscreen and staying in the shade as much as possible.
      • On the floor of the first gallery, a space meant to represent aridity, would be a few shallow pools of oil, small amounts of glass and liberal sprinklings of red powder.
      • Group scout leader Ann Pope restored the mace to its former glory with liberal amounts of metal polish, furniture wax and elbow grease, and a handing-back ceremony was arranged.
      • His dirty blond hair, having been cut short three months previous, had grown out some, and the man had spiked it using the girls' hair gel in liberal amounts.
      • Elaine poured out a liberal amount of brandy to warm him.
      • Wide windows stared out across the porch into the street, and, in return, brought in liberal amounts of the clear autumn sunshine.
      • If circumstances allow, at a party or ceremony, grilled chicken, soft drinks, and bottled beer are served and consumed in liberal amounts.
      • Grate liberal amounts of Parmesan on top, making sure your eagerness doesn't cause you to scrape the tips of your fingers on your extra sharp cheese grater.
      • Water plants deeply once a week as weather heats up, and surround them with liberal amounts of mulch to shade the soil and add organic matter.
      • Note that the patient has used liberal amounts of hair gel, hair spray, and perfume, all of which act as fuel and accelerants for a fire.
      • Sprinkle a liberal amount over dry carpeting or upholstery, making sure the item is covered with a thin layer of baking soda.
      • She poured a liberal amount over her cereal, and then began to eat.
      • He ordered a cup of black coffee and a Danish, added a liberal amount of milk, then found a stool facing the boarding gates and sat down.
      • This early stage of the diet allows liberal amounts of fat and protein, and only twenty grams of carbohydrates per day.

  • 3

    (education/studies) humanista
    • In Korea, general education, rather than liberal education, is the preferred term.
    • Community colleges offering two-year programs in liberal education and occupational training meet both of these criteria.
    • Learning communities can bring general education, liberal education, and, sometimes, the major together.
    • The availability of a liberal education curriculum by itself is unlikely to stem the tide of technical training.
    • In other words, teacher trainees must acquire knowledge of subject matter, as well as a general liberal education.
    • The need for such programs could be diminished if more high school graduates were better prepared for college and a liberal education.
    • However, a number of studies have suggested that both professional education and liberal education can profit from integration.
    • Growing numbers of college students, however, never experience the richness of a liberal education.
    • The academy is reinventing the practice of liberal education - but seems bent on ensuring that no one knows.
    • New technologies offer rich opportunities for enhancing the skills that liberal education seeks to develop.
    • College presidents mobilize to promote liberal education for all students.
    • Our responsibility is to preserve and protect liberal education for those students who come to us in the trust that education can change lives of base metal into gold.
    • A quality liberal education leads students to reflect on their place in the world and locate themselves historically and socially.
    • Specifically, the annual meeting believes it important to state the values of a liberal education for all students and for society at large.
    • Those are precisely the skills taught by liberal education.
    • The history of higher education teaches us that liberal education is inextricably intertwined with normative goals.
    • The notion of integrating the goals of liberal education into students' majors was taken seriously.
    • Some standards are more explicit than others, but efforts are underway to enhance the relationship between professional and liberal education.
    • I have been wondering how to view this broader version of time management as part of a liberal education.
    • Interdisciplinarity and community are critical elements of this learning community's notion of liberal education.


  • 1

    (progressive thinker)
    liberal masculine, feminine
    • Many economic liberals have an optimistic view of economic globalization.
    • Leftists and liberals find this turn of events an indication of bad days to come.
    • How could he be defended in the pages of our press by supposed liberals and left-wingers?
    • For liberals to make such arguments effectively, they must first take back their movement from the softs.
    • Worst of all, though, are well-meaning liberals who assist in this subterfuge.
    • His embrace of the doctrine of zero tolerance, however, infuriates liberals.
    • You don't have to be a so-called bleeding-heart liberal or a low-income worker to worry about inequality.
    • Bleeding heart liberals have said the new regulations will deny free speech.
    • The mania about guns emanating from America's white middle-class liberals seems peculiarly off-base to me.
    • Nobody ever accused Ronald Reagan of being a bleeding-heart liberal.
    • I think most liberals really do oppose the war.
    • Classical liberals believe that the precautions and warfare are necessary to protect the bubble.
    • Today's liberals have a naive overconfidence in seemingly easy, scientific answers to social problems.
    • They say the very thing that social liberals want to hear.
    • From being radical liberals they now became national socialists.
    • The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards.
    • Extreme liberals tend to be those who have not found rules at all congenial.
    • We liberals tend to get awfully paranoid about these coincidences, don't we?
    • Now I surely disagree with most liberals on many specific moral issues.
    • He didn't leave behind a platform with which the moderate liberals could identify.
  • 2Liberal

    (party member)
    liberal masculine, feminine