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Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Meaning of "liberalism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIBERALISM

liberalism  [ˈlɪbərəˌlɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIBERALISM

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adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Liberalism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LIBERALISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Liberalism

Liberalism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally they support ideas such as free and fair elections, civil rights, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free trade, and private property. Liberalism first became a distinct political movement during the Age of Enlightenment, when it became popular among philosophers and economists in the Western world. Liberalism rejected the notions, common at the time, of hereditary privilege, state religion, absolute monarchy, and the Divine Right of Kings. The 17th century philosopher John Locke is often credited with founding liberalism as a distinct philosophical tradition. Locke argued that each man has a natural right to life, liberty and property and according to the social contract, governments must not violate these rights. Liberals opposed traditional conservatism and sought to replace absolutism in government with representative democracy and the rule of law.

Definition of liberalism in the English dictionary

The definition of liberalism in the dictionary is liberal opinions, practices, or politics. Other definition of liberalism is a movement in modern Protestantism that rejects biblical authority.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LIBERALISM


brutalism
ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm
capitalism
ˈkæpɪtəˌlɪzəm
colonialism
kəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm
embolism
ˈɛmbəˌlɪzəm
formalism
ˈfɔːməˌlɪzəm
imperialism
ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
journalism
ˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
literalism
ˈlɪtərəˌlɪzəm
materialism
məˈtɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
metabolism
mɪˈtæbəˌlɪzəm
minimalism
ˈmɪnɪməˌlɪzəm
nationalism
ˈnæʃənəˌlɪzəm
Orientalism
ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəˌlɪzəm
photojournalism
ˌfəʊtəʊˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
professionalism
prəˈfɛʃənəˌlɪzəm
realism
ˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
socialism
ˈsəʊʃəˌlɪzəm
surrealism
səˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
symbolism
ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm
vandalism
ˈvændəˌlɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIBERALISM

liberal democracy
Liberal Democrat
Liberal Democrat Party
Liberal Democrats
liberal elite
Liberal Party
liberal studies
Liberal Unionism
Liberal Unionist
liberal-minded
liberaliser
liberalist
liberalistic
liberalities
liberality
liberalization
liberalize
liberalizer
liberally
liberalness

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIBERALISM

alcoholism
cannibalism
citizen journalism
communalism
environmentalism
essentialism
factionalism
federalism
fundamentalism
idealism
industrialism
initialism
intellectualism
multiculturalism
multilateralism
mutualism
pastoralism
photorealism
pluralism
spiritualism
traditionalism

Synonyms and antonyms of liberalism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LIBERALISM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «liberalism» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of liberalism

Translation of «liberalism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIBERALISM

Find out the translation of liberalism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of liberalism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «liberalism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自由主义
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

liberalismo
570 millions of speakers

English

liberalism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उदारवाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الليبرالية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

либерализм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

liberalismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উদারনীতি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

libéralisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Liberalisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Liberalismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自由主義
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

진보주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Liberalisme
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chủ nghia tự do
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தாராளவாதம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उदारमतवाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

liberalizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

liberalismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

liberalizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лібералізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

liberalism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φιλελευθερισμού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

liberalisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ismen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

liberalisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of liberalism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIBERALISM»

The term «liberalism» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.741 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIBERALISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about liberalism

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10 QUOTES WITH «LIBERALISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word liberalism.
1
Todd Akin
At the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God.
2
Mustafa Akyol
What if democracy does not serve liberty? This question is seldom asked in the West, where democracy is often seen as synonymous with liberalism.
3
Abu Bakar Bashir
But the West is trying to weaken Islam from outside and inside. They attack our people and invade our countries from outside, and they weaken us from within with ideas like secularism, liberalism and democracy. This is all designed to contaminate our pure Islam.
4
David Blunkett
I'm a great aficionado of history. I was deeply affected by seeing the disintegration of any chance of democracy coping with fascism in the Weimar republic, where woolly-minded, well-meaning liberalism actually allowed the forces of darkness to use democracy, to exploit democracy, to overturn democracy.
5
Craig Bruce
Liberalism is financed by the dividends from Conservatism.
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Powell Clayton
Let's trace the birth of an idea. It's born as rampant radicalism, then it becomes progressivism, then liberalism, then it becomes moderated conservative, outmoded, and gone.
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Nick Clegg
If you scratch below the surface and ask what really makes me tick, it's the liberalism of trying to promote freedom and opportunity. Promoting social mobility is one of the keys to that.
8
Morris Raphael Cohen
Liberalism is an attitude rather than a set of dogmas - an attitude that insists upon questioning all plausible and self-evident propositions, seeking not to reject them but to find out what evidence there is to support them rather than their possible alternatives.
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Morris Raphael Cohen
Liberalism regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situation, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability.
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John Kenneth Galbraith
Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIBERALISM»

Discover the use of liberalism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to liberalism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Liberalism
This is Mises's classic statement in defense of a free society, one of the last statements of the old liberal school and a text from which we can continue to learn.
Mises, Ludwig von
2
Liberalism
In this new edition, John Gray argues that whereas liberalism was the political theory of modernity, it is ill equipped to cope with the dilemmas of the postmodern condition.
John Gray, 1995
3
Political Liberalism: Expanded Edition
This book continues and revises the ideas of justice as fairness that John Rawls presented in A Theory of Justice but changes its philosophical interpretation in a fundamental way.
John Rawls, 2013
4
Liberalism and Empire: A Study in Nineteenth-Century British ...
Shedding light on a fundamental tension in liberal theory, Liberalism and Empire reaches beyond post-colonial studies to revise our conception of the grand liberal tradition and the conception of experience with which it is associated.
Uday Singh Mehta, 1999
5
American Religious Liberalism
Readers will find a kaleidoscopic view of many of the progressive strands of America's religious past and present in this richly provocative volume.
Leigh Eric Schmidt, Sally M. Promey, 2012
6
Liberalism and the Limits of Justice
But can any such principles be found? And if not, what are the consequences for justice as a moral and political ideal? These are the questions Michael Sandel takes up in this penetrating critique of contemporary liberalism.
Michael J. Sandel, 1998
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Christianity and Liberalism
Though originally published nearly seventy years ago, the book maintains its relevance today. It was named one of the top 100 books of the millennium by World magazine and one of the top 100 books of the century by Christianity Today.
John Gresham Machen, 2009
8
Political Liberalism: Variations on a Theme
Leading theorists explore the concept of political liberalism.
Shaun P. Young, 2004
9
American Liberalism: An Interpretation for Our Time: An ...
John McGowan argues that Americans should think twice before jettisoning the liberalism that guided American politics from James Madison to the New Deal and the Great Society.
John McGowan, 2007
10
An Intellectual History of Liberalism
Highlighting the social tensions that confront the liberal tradition, Pierre Manent draws a portrait of what we, citizens of modern liberal democracies, have become.
Pierre Manent, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIBERALISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term liberalism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Iran Deal: A potential kiss of death for liberalism in the Middle East
After 12 years of diplomatic proposals and 20 months of tough negotiations, theocratic Iran and world powers have reached a nuclear deal that, ... «Ahram Online, Jul 15»
2
Farron Says Focus Is Liberalism Not Religion - Sky News
Farron Says Focus Is Liberalism Not Religion. The Lib Dem leader says he believes in equality amid questions about his past voting record on ... «Sky News, Jul 15»
3
Liberalism Explained in One Photo
What it is: Liberalism perfectly illustrated in one picture. Are you ready? Again, for those of you listening on the radio without access to Rush ... «RushLimbaugh.com, Jul 15»
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Justice Kennedy and the lonely Promethean man of liberalism
On this foundation, the edifice of modern liberalism is built. We are all sovereign individuals, radically free to fashion and refashion ourselves ... «Lifesite, Jul 15»
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Hillary and the new old liberalism
Well, Hillary Clinton hasn't gone crazy. At a time when some in her party are drifting toward Bernie Sanders/Occupy Wall Street-style rhetoric, ... «Worcester Telegram, Jul 15»
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Reclaiming Australia? Liberalism's role in Islamophobia
Contrary to widely held assumptions that Islamophobia is a negation of liberalism, liberalism enables Islamophobia. The two have historically ... «The Conversation AU, Jul 15»
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Commentary: The new old liberalism
Well, Hillary Clinton hasn't gone crazy. At a time when some in her party are drifting toward Bernie Sanders/Occupy Wall Street-style rhetoric, ... «Indiana Gazette, Jul 15»
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Illiberal Liberalism: An Existential Threat to Europe
Furthermore, Glendinning locates the degeneration of this latest variant of liberalism into its opposite on the stage of contemporary Europe. «EconoMonitor, Jul 15»
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Column: The new old liberalism
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a campaign event in New York Monday. Clinton outlined the themes of ... «Daily Astorian, Jul 15»
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Burt Prelutsky: Liberalism Is a Narcotic — The Patriot Post
Karl Marx was convinced that religion was the opiate of the masses. That, no doubt, was the reason he decided to make a religion of his screwy ... «Patriot Post, Jul 15»

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