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Meaning of LIBERALITY

Pronunciation:  `libu'ralitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament
  2. [n]  an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom
 

LIBERALITY is a 10 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: liberalness, liberalness
 
 Antonyms: illiberality
 
 See Also: generosity, generousness, largess, largesse, magnanimity, munificence, openhandedness, tolerance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lib`er*al"i*ty\ (-[a^]l"[i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl.
{Liberalities} (-t[i^]z). [L. liberalitas: cf. F.
lib['e]ralit['e].]
1. The quality or state of being liberal; liberal disposition
   or practice; freedom from narrowness or prejudice;
   generosity; candor; charity.

         That liberality is but cast away Which makes us
         borrow what we can not pay.           --Denham.

2. A gift; a gratuity; -- sometimes in the plural; as, a
   prudent man is not impoverished by his liberalities.

 
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