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What is another word for illiberal?

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Adjective
Opposed to principles of freedom of thought and behavior
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“Under this umbrella may be found dictatorial, autocratic, radically nationalist, despotic, illiberal and kleptocratic regimes.”
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Conservative in one's views and attitudes
“With intellectual friends like the illiberal and conservative minds of this period, did theology really need to make enemies?”
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Bigoted or prejudiced in one's views or opinions
“He would later be known for his illiberal views on immigration.”
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Insular in one's views, opinions or outlook
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“This may sound very illiberal and close-minded of me; but let's face facts, there are millions of artworks in this world and I have better things to do with my life than learn to appreciate art that makes me want to throw up.”
Adjective
Distasteful, crass or vulgar in nature
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“It is up to each one of us to decide whether we are offended or not by saucy seaside postcard cartoons, by mother-in-law gags, by wolf whistles, and even by crass and illiberal Antipodean jokes.”
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Stingy, or unwilling to spend or be generous
“He is avaricious and ambitious, I fear ungenerous and illiberal.”
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Advocating the upholding or maintenance of tradition
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Strict or exacting in standards
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Filled with excessive and single-minded zeal for a particular viewpoint or ideology
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Cruel or harsh in nature
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Not having the tolerance or patience for someone or something
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Easily offended or shocked, especially by lascivious matters
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