Neither do I mean that we should struggle with illiberality against any improvements which can be borrowed from English principle.
Forgive me, if you can, for a touch of illiberality about your paper.
Owing to the illiberality of the age in which he lived much of his treatise on comets was suppressed.
Where men resolve to be ungrateful, it is natural that they should be illiberal; and illiberality often hardens into malignity.
Yet it would not be fair to echo the commonplace invectives against the Cardinal for illiberality and ingratitude.
The first view has in it the liberal principle; in the second, illiberality is concealed.
This illiberality in religion was caused in the first place by the power of the clergy.
I replied in the papers, pointing out the gross illiberality of the attack, and tried to provoke a discovery of the authors.
The most threatening evil to Cincinnati is from that faithlessness which manifests itself in illiberality.
Scottish literature of the eighteenth century failed to destroy this illiberality owing to the method of the Scotch philosophers.
1530s, "ungentlemanly, base, mean," from Middle French illiberal (14c.), from Latin illiberalis "ungenerous, mean, sordid; unworthy of a freeman," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + liberalis (see liberal). A sense of "narrow-minded politically; unconcerned with the rights or liberties of others" is attested from 1640s, and might conceivably be revived to take up some of the burden that drags down conservative.