Tuesday, December 27, 2005

For the Record, Even Though It's Skippin, Trippin.


Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry.

Favoring proposals for reform, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded.

Tending to give freely; generous: a liberal benefactor.
Generous in amount; ample: a liberal serving of potatoes.
Not strict or literal; loose or approximate: a liberal translation.
Of, relating to, or based on the traditional arts and sciences of a college or university curriculum: a liberal education.

Archaic. Permissible or appropriate for a person of free birth; befitting a lady or gentleman.

Obsolete. Morally unrestrained; licentious.

A person with liberal ideas or opinions.
Liberal A member of a Liberal political party.

[Middle English, generous, from Old French, from Latin lberlis, from lber, free. See leudh- in Indo-European Roots.]
liber·al·ly adv.
liber·al·ness n.
Synonyms: liberal, bounteous, bountiful, freehanded, generous, handsome, munificent, openhanded
These adjectives mean willing or marked by a willingness to give unstintingly: a liberal backer of the arts; a bounteous feast; bountiful compliments; a freehanded host; a generous donation; a handsome offer; a munificent gift; fond and openhanded grandparents. See also synonyms at broad-minded
Antonyms: stingy

Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.
Traditional or restrained in style: a conservative dark suit.
Moderate; cautious: a conservative estimate.
Of or relating to the political philosophy of conservatism.
Belonging to a conservative party, group, or movement.
*(False by modern standards)Tending to conserve; preservative: the conservative use of natural resources. n.
One favoring traditional views and values.
A supporter of political conservatism.
Archaic. A preservative agent or principle.
Of or relating to treatment by gradual, limited, or well-established procedures; not radical.

adj 1: resistant to change [ant: liberal]
2: opposed to liberal reforms
3: avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate"
4: unimaginatively conventional;
5: (false by contemporary standards.) conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class; "a bourgeois mentality" [syn: bourgeois, materialistic] n : a person who has conservative ideas or opinions


1:Moving forward; advancing.
2:Proceeding in steps; continuing steadily by increments: progressive change.
3:Promoting or favoring progress toward better conditions or new policies, ideas, or methods: a progressive politician; progressive business leadership.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So how is it that Liberal is now a quasi insult, progressive has become synonymous with nut-job, and everyone on the tv is patting each other on the back for being conservatives? Up is down, black is white. "Dogs and cats living together. We're talking biblical destruction."
"Everything was fine until dickless here turned off the power grid"
"Is this true?"
"Yes, Bill Orrielly has no dick!"