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If used in a non-political sense, "liberal" simply means "a lot."
I'd like a large popcorn with a liberal amount of butter, please.
by Doc Sigma September 24, 2003
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A so-called "bad" thing to be before, now and probably in the future. It's been somehow turned into an attack word. What people don't realize is that no kind of progress is made without even an ounce of liberalism in your blood. Civil rights movement? Liberal from MLK Jr. Free speech/checks and balances/etc.? Liberal idea from Enlightenment thinkers. Any kind of new technology? Liberal in the sense that you want to change the existing conditions. Face it. Any kind of change, whether good or bad, is promoted by liberalism.
Ann Coulter: You can not be a liberal and be a Christian.

Conservative sitting at home: WTH am I watching?
by TheOrtonRevolution November 22, 2010
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Technically means those people who embrace all elements of society.

However it is more commonly used as a term for any left-winger.
The word 'liberal' is sloppily used.
by RKffffg July 03, 2004
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someone who is usually subjected to narrowminded hostility in his or her own time, but is vindicated by posterity. Many of the political figures we revere today were liberals in their own time.
50 years ago, it was "liberals" who wanted to put an end to racial discrimination and segregation
100 years age, it was "liberals" who wanted safe working conditions and female suffrage
150 years ago, it was "liberals" who wanted to put an end to slavery
230 years ago, it was "liberals" who wanted an independent nation of America.
by Conrad February 16, 2004
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1. A political ideology responsible for virtually all social progress in history; see creation of democracy.
"Damn those dirty liberals with their common sense... I want my $30 tax cut!"
by Andy November 30, 2004
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Someone who believes in affordable health care and education and not letting the poor starve and die.
"Oh you are a liberal so you are evil?"
"Yes I don't want people to starve to death and go bankrupt if they end up in hospital, so I am evil."
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1. A man or woman with a university education
adj.
2. Politically savvy and genuinely patriotic, as opposed to the uninformed jingoism of the conservative right
Liberals are responsible for all that is sane and rational. Conservatives are paranoid racists and jesus freaks.
by jayque October 18, 2003
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