- kb. penganut liberalisme. -the liberals j. kaum liberal. -ks. 1 bebas, liberal, tidk picik (in o''s thinking). 3 banyak. 4 baik. -liberally kk. 1 dengan bebas. 2 secara royal.
- Free by birth; hence, befitting a freeman or gentleman; refined; noble; independent; free; not servile or mean; as, a liberal ancestry; a liberal spirit; liberal arts or studies. Bestowing in a large and noble way, as a freeman; generous; bounteous; open-handed; as, a liberal giver. Bestowed in a large way; hence, more than sufficient; abundant; bountiful; ample; profuse; as, a liberal gift; a liberal discharge of matter or of water. Not strict or rigorous; not confined or restricted to the literal sense; free; as, a liberal translation of a classic, or a liberal construction of law or of language. Not narrow or contracted in mind; not selfish; enlarged in spirit; catholic. Free to excess; regardless of law or moral restraint; licentious. Not bound by orthodox tenets or established forms in political or religious philosophy; independent in opinion; not conservative; friendly to great freedom in the constitution or administration of government; having tendency toward democratic or republican, as distinguished from monarchical or aristocratic, forms; as, liberal thinkers; liberal Christians; the Liberal party.
- One who favors greater freedom in political or religious matters; an opponent of the established systems; a reformer; in English politics, a member of the Liberal party, so called. Cf. Whig.
Source: Webster's Unabridged Dictionary