noun see illiberal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Illiberalness — Il*lib er*al*ness, n. The state of being illiberal; illiberality. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • illiberalness — See illiberalism. * * * …   Universalium

  • illiberal — adjective Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin illiberalis ignoble, stingy, from Latin in + liberalis liberal Date: 1535 not liberal: as a. archaic (1) lacking a liberal education (2) lacking culture and refinement b. not… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • illiberal — illiberality, illiberalness, illiberalism, n. illiberally, adv. /i lib euhr euhl, i lib reuhl/, adj. 1. narrowminded; bigoted. 2. Archaic. a. not generous in giving; miserly; niggardly; stingy. b. Chiefly Literary. without culture …   Universalium

  • churlishness — n 1. rusticity, ruralism, agrarianism; pastoralism, pastorality, bucolicism; inurbanity, back woodsiness, provincialism, provinciality, yokelism, Sl. hickishness; hominess, homeliness, homishness, Inf. folksiness. 2. boorishness, loutishness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • illiberal — /ɪˈlɪbərəl/ (say i libuhruhl), / lɪbrəl/ (say libruhl) adjective 1. narrow minded; bigoted. 2. without culture; unscholarly; vulgar. 3. Rare not generous in giving; niggardly. {Latin illīberālis mean, sordid} –illiberality /ɪˌlɪbəˈræləti/ (say… …   Australian English dictionary

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