illiberally

illiberal

[ih-lib-er-uhl, ih-lib-ruhl]
adjective
1.
narrowminded; bigoted.
2.
Archaic.
a.
not generous in giving; miserly; niggardly; stingy.
b.
Chiefly Literary. without culture or refinement; unscholarly; vulgar.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin illīberālis. See il-2, liberal

illiberality, illiberalness, illiberalism, noun
illiberally, adverb


1. biased, intolerant, hidebound, small-minded.
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illiberal (ɪˈlɪbərəl)
 
adj
1.  narrow-minded; prejudiced; bigoted; intolerant
2.  not generous; mean
3.  lacking in culture or refinement
 
illiber'ality
 
n
 
il'liberalness
 
n
 
il'liberalism
 
n
 
il'liberally
 
adv

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