|Origin:||Latin liberalis, from liber; LIBERTY|
willing to understand and respect other people's ideas, opinions, and feelings:
a more liberal attitude towards sexuality
I had quite liberal parents.
supporting or allowing gradual political and social changes [≠ conservative]:
a more liberal policy on issues of crime and punishment
allowing people or organizations a lot of political or economic freedom
generous or given in large amounts:
a liberal supply of drinks
liberal with➔ liberally
If only they were as liberal with their cash.
a liberal interpretation of the original play
a kind of education which encourages you to develop a large range of interests and knowledge and respect for other people's opinions