illiberal illiberal


  • (adj) narrow-minded about cherished opinions


  • So long as it ensures genuinely equal standards for all, a liberal nation has no obligation to extend its liberalism to condone the most illiberal practices.



  1. Ukip leader and MEP Nigel Farage said: "Not content with devastating the pub trade with the illiberal and ill-informed smoking ban these autocratic busybodies now want to make smokers stand in the cold and the rain."
    on Jan 30, 2008 By: Nigel Farage Source: Halifax Evening Courier

  2. "This is another nail in the coffin for the government's illiberal ID cards policy, which will soon be so voluntary that only Home Office mandarins seeking promotion will have them," Mr Huhne added. "These expensive and intrusive plans should...
    on Jun 30, 2009 By: Chris Huhne Source: BBC News

  3. "The Liberal Democrats have consistently opposed this unnecessary and illiberal proposal which poses a threat so serious to British liberties that it transcends party politics," Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said. "We will not stand a...
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: Nick Clegg Source: Bloomberg

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