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illiberal

il·lib·er·al

illiberal

 
pronunciation:
ih lI b rl [or] ih lI brl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: lacking tolerance; bigoted.
synonyms:
intolerant, narrow-minded
antonyms:
liberal, tolerant
similar words:
hidebound, insular, jaundiced, petty, prejudiced, provincial, small-minded
derivations: illiberally (adv.), illiberality (n.), illiberalness (n.)
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The word illiberal contains the following part:
il-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix il-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with "l," such as "leg." See in-2