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illiberal

  
  
If you describe someone or something as illiberal, you are critical of them because they do not allow or approve of much freedom or choice of action.      adj  
  (disapproval)   
...illiberal legislation...     
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illiberal

  
1    bigoted, hidebound, intolerant, narrow-minded, prejudiced, reactionary, small-minded, uncharitable, ungenerous  
2    close-fisted, mean, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, selfish, sordid, stingy, tight, tight-arsed     (taboo slang)   tight as a duck's arse     (taboo slang)   tight-assed     (U.S. taboo slang)   tightfisted, ungenerous  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    broad-minded, charitable, generous, liberal, open-minded, politically correct or PC, right-on     (informal)   tolerant  

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