liberality

  • 1 Liberality — Lib er*al i*ty ( [a^]l [i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Liberalities} ( t[i^]z). [L. liberalitas: cf. F. lib[ e]ralit[ e].] 1. The quality or state of being liberal; liberal disposition or practice; freedom from narrowness or prejudice; generosity; candor;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 liberality — mid 14c., generosity, from O.Fr. liberalité generosity, liberality (13c.), from L. liberalitatem (nom. liberalitas) way of thinking or acting befitting a free man, noun of quality from liberalis (see LIBERAL (Cf. liberal)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 liberality — I noun benefaction, beneficence, benefit, benevolence, charitableness, chivalry, clemency, generosity, generous giving, generous offering, generousness, gratuity, habit of giving, kindness, lavishness, lenience, liberal mindedness, magnanimity,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 liberality — [lib΄ər al′i tē] n. pl. liberalities [ME liberalite < OFr < L liberalitas] the quality or state of being liberal; specif., a) willingness to give or share freely; generosity b) absence of narrowness or prejudice in thinking; broad… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Liberality — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Liberality >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 liberality liberality generosity munificence Sgm: N 1 bounty bounty bounteous bounteousness bountifulness Sgm: N 1 hospitality hospitality Sgm: N 1 charity …

    English dictionary for students

  • 6 liberality — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Generosity Nouns 1. liberality, generosity, unselfishness, munificence, largesse, bounty; charity, hospitality, beneficence, philanthropy; prodigality; fullness, broadness, breadth. 2. tolerance,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 7 liberality — noun (U) formal 1 understanding of, and respect for, other people s opinions: a spirit of liberality and fairness 2 the quality of being generous …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 liberality — liberal ► ADJECTIVE 1) willing to respect and accept behaviour or opinions different from one s own. 2) (of a society, law, etc.) favourable to individual rights and freedoms. 3) (in a political context) favouring individual liberty, free trade,… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 liberality — noun (plural ties) Date: 14th century the quality or state of being liberal; also an instance of this …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 liberality — /lib euh ral i tee/, n., pl. liberalities. 1. the quality or condition of being liberal in giving; generosity; bounty. 2. a liberal gift. 3. breadth of mind. 4. broadness or fullness, as of proportions or physical attributes. 5. liberalism. [1300 …

    Universalium

  • 11 liberality — noun The property of being liberal …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 liberality — Synonyms and related words: Trinkgeld, abundance, accommodation, accordance, affluence, amiability, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude, avalanche, award, awarding, bestowal, bestowment, bigheartedness, bigness, bonanza, bonhomie, bonus,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 liberality — lib|e|ral|i|ty [ˌlıbəˈrælıti] n [U] formal 1.) understanding of, and respect for, other people s opinions 2.) the quality of being generous …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 liberality — lib|er|al|i|ty [ ,lıbə ræləti ] noun uncount FORMAL 1. ) the attitude of someone who is willing to accept different opinions and different ways of behaving 2. ) the behavior of someone who gives things or money in a generous way …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 liberality — liber·al·i·ty || ‚lɪbÉ™ rælÉ™tɪ n. state of being liberal; tolerance; generosity, open handedness; generous gift …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 liberality — n. 1. Generosity, bounty, beneficence, munificence, disinterestedness, bountifulness, charity. 2. Present, gift, benefaction. 3. Catholicity, toleration, magnanimity, candor, impartiality, largeness of mind, large mindedness, freedom from… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 liberality — n 1. generosity, charitableness, bounty, largess, charity, benefaction, beneficence; bounteousness, liberalness, bountifulness, open handedness; philanthropy, humanitarianism, magnanimity, munificence, big heartedness, bigness; altruism,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 18 liberality — lib·er·al·i·ty …

    English syllables

  • 19 liberality — UK [ˌlɪbəˈrælətɪ] / US noun [uncountable] formal 1) the attitude of someone who is willing to accept different opinions and different ways of behaving 2) the behaviour of someone who gives things or money in a generous way …

    English dictionary

  • 20 liberality — lib•er•al•i•ty [[t]ˌlɪb əˈræl ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the quality or condition of being liberal 2) breadth of mind 3) broadness or fullness, as of proportions 4) liberalism • Etymology: 1300–50; ME < L …

    From formal English to slang