Synonyms of liberal in English:

liberal


See definition of liberal

adjective

1‘the values of a liberal society’

SYNONYMS
tolerant, unprejudiced, unbigoted, broad-minded, open-minded, enlightened, forbearing
permissive, free, free and easy, easy-going, laissez-faire, libertarian, latitudinarian, unbiased, impartial, non-partisan, indulgent, lenient, lax, soft
ANTONYMS

narrow-minded, bigoted

2‘he launched a liberal social agenda’

SYNONYMS
progressive, advanced, modern, forward-looking, forward-thinking, progressivist, go-ahead, enlightened, reformist, radical
left-wing, leftist, freethinking, politically correct, PC
informal right-on
ANTONYMS

conservative, reactionary

3‘the provision of liberal adult education’

SYNONYMS
wide-ranging, broad-based, general, humanistic

4‘a liberal interpretation of divorce laws’

SYNONYMS
flexible, broad, loose, rough, non-restrictive, free, general, non-literal, non-specific, not literal, not strict, not close
inexact, imprecise, vague, indefinite, ill-defined, unrigorous, unmeticulous
ANTONYMS

strict, to the letter

5‘liberal coatings of paint’

SYNONYMS
abundant, copious, ample, plentiful, generous, lavish, luxuriant, profuse, considerable, prolific, rich
galore
excessive, immoderate, superabundant, overabundant
informal over the top
literary plenteous
ANTONYMS

scant

6‘they had been liberal with their cash’

SYNONYMS
generous, magnanimous, open-handed, unsparing, unstinting, ungrudging, lavish, free, munificent, bountiful, beneficent, benevolent, big-hearted, kind-hearted, kind, philanthropic, charitable, altruistic, unselfish
extravagant, overgenerous, generous to a fault, immoderate, wasteful, overabundant, profligate, prodigal, thriftless, improvident, intemperate, unrestrained, wild
informal over the top
literary bounteous
ANTONYMS

miserly, careful