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Meaning of ILLIBERAL

Pronunciation:  i'liburul

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  narrow-minded about cherished opinions

ILLIBERAL is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: intolerant, narrow, narrow-minded



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Il*lib"er*al\, a. [L. illiberalis; pref. il- not +
liberalis liberal: cf. F. illib['e]ral.]
1. Not liberal; not free or generous; close; niggardly; mean;
   sordid. ``A thrifty and illiberal hand.'' --Mason.

2. Indicating a lack of breeding, culture, and the like;
   ignoble; rude; narrow-minded; disingenuous.

3. Not well authorized or elegant; as, illiberal words in
   Latin. [R.] --Chesterfield.

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