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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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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.
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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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People who take the little issues and makes the issue explode into a major issue. As seen in extreme cases like Women's marches and anarchism in our own country!
Person 1: There's another protest going on. I bet a liberal started it.

Person 2: Ugh, Liberals make no sense!!
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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 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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