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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n illiberality a disposition not to be liberal (generous) with money
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Illiberality The state or quality of being illiberal; narrowness of mind; meanness; niggardliness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n illiberality The fact or quality of being illiberal or ungenerous; narrowness of mind; uncharitableness; meanness.
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  • James B. Stockdale
    James B. Stockdale
    “A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. An illiberally educated person meets new ideas with fear.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    “In my mind, there is nothing so illiberal, and so ill-bred, as audible laughter.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. illiberalitas,: cf. F. illibéralité,


In literature:

It came as an illiberal and ungracious will.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
Besides, she was gradually realising the existence of the "colour bar," illiberal as she considered it to be.
"The Elephant God" by Gordon Casserly
It is hard to imagine any meanness or illiberality being generated in such a house.
"Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885" by Various
Nevertheless to arrest attention on a means is really illiberal, though not so much by what such an interest contains as by what it ignores.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
He was, it must be said, hard and illiberal in his bargains, and remorseless in exacting the last cent due him.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
That this was a solitary instance of illiberality, you will presently see.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
"Fugitive Pieces" by George Gordon Noel Byron
It is a great and enlarged virtue, and not a sordid, selfish, and illiberal vice.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The world is and ever has been illiberal.
"The Seeker" by Harry Leon Wilson
Possibly the difference between an illiberal Unitarian and a liberal Catholic is microscopic.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
Upon this Mr. Benton and Mr. Hayne addressed the Senate, condemning the policy of the Eastern States as illiberal toward the West.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
This illiberal scale of remuneration the artist indignantly declined, and forthwith left the theatre.
"Art in England" by Dutton Cook
All like fears, sprung from ignorance, religious party, narrow minded, illiberal, or rebellious demagogues.
"Why a National Literature Cannot Flourish in the United States of North America" by Joseph Rocchietti
The occupation which should be a liberal profession is a most illiberal labor.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 81, July, 1864" by Various
There is an illiberal spirit of aristocracy, and there is also a liberal one.
"The Intellectual Life" by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
This illiberal spirit of the monarch rendered impossible for the time any further reform movement in Hungary.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
The heretical Vulcanists were soon after openly assailed in England, by imputations of the most illiberal kind.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
Considering the popular excesses in the colonies, Franklin's view was anything but illiberally radical.
"Benjamin Franklin" by Frank Luther Mott
Would to God he had lived to defeat their selfish and illiberal schemes!
"Ten Years Among the Mail Bags" by James Holbrook
Doc^r Franklin was not against a reasonable time, but should be very sorry to see any thing like illiberality inserted in the Constitution.
"The Journal of the Debates in the Convention which framed the Constitution of the United States, Volume II (of 2)" by James Madison

In poetry:

And not to join the illiberal crew
In their contempt of female merit;
What's bad enough in them, from you
Is want of goodness, want of spirit.
"The Duty Of A Brother" by Charles Lamb
April began with the punkah, coolies, and prickly-heat, —
Pagett was dear to mosquitoes, sandflies found him a treat.
He grew speckled and mumpy-hammered, I grieve to say,
Aryan brothers who fanned him, in an illiberal way.
"Pagett, M.P." by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

REGULAR readers of this blog will recognise the subject of this week's print column: the sad story of the Antwerp school whose multicultural experiment foundered thanks to the illiberalism of others.
Illiberal Liberals Random thoughts on the passing scene.
The Marxist fraudster has deflated his own troupe of hard-left illiberal supporters.
The ugliest, most illiberal political ad of the year may be this one, from Kentucky Democrat Jack Conway.
The more illiberal a religion, the more liberals tend to like it.