What is another word for illiberality?

187 synonyms found


[ ɪlˌɪbəɹˈalɪti], [ ɪlˌɪbəɹˈalɪti], [ ɪ_l_ˌɪ_b_ə_ɹ_ˈa_l_ɪ_t_i]

Illiberality refers to a lack of generosity, openness, or breadth of mind. Synonyms for illiberality include narrow-mindedness, intolerance, bigotry, and prejudice. Other words that can be used to describe illiberality include close-mindedness, insularity, parochialism, and dogmatism. These terms all suggest a lack of openness to different perspectives or ideas, and a tendency to be judgmental or critical of those who hold different views. Overall, illiberality is a negative characteristic that can hinder personal growth, limit one's ability to connect with others, and lead to conflict or misunderstanding in relationships.

Synonyms for Illiberality:

What are the hypernyms for Illiberality?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Illiberality?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for illiberality (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for illiberality?

Antonyms for the word "illiberality" include generosity, kindness, liberalness, openness, and freedom. These words describe qualities that are the opposite of illiberality, which implies a narrow-mindedness, an unwillingness to consider diverse perspectives or ideas, and a tendency towards intolerance. Generosity suggests a willingness to give freely and share resources, while kindness implies a sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others. Liberalness and openness suggest a tolerance for diversity and a willingness to explore new ideas and perspectives. Finally, the word freedom suggests a value for individual liberty and a recognition of the importance of personal choice and agency.

Usage examples for Illiberality

It may be true indeed, as Dr. Johnson said, with some illiberality, of our brethren across the Tweed, that though "every man may have a mouthful, no one has a belly full;" but it still marks a degree of national refinement, that any attention whatever is bestowed upon such subjects.
"Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2)"
Dawson Turner
In the course of this day's march a little adventure occurred to myself, which, in the illiberality of my heart, I could not but regard as strikingly characteristic of the character of the people to whom we were now opposed, and which, as at the time it had something in it truly comical, I cannot resist the inclination of repeating, though aware that its title to drollery must in a great measure be lost in the relation.
"The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815"
G. R. Gleig
A small Independent State, like the Republic of Uruguay, governed as it has ever been since the date of its independence on the most liberal commercial principles, is the best of all checks on the commercial illiberality of the neighbouring countries, and is much too valuable to be sacrificed by the Government of any commercial nation which has at heart the prosperity of its subjects.
"Observations on the Present State of the Affairs of the River Plate"
Thomas Baines

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