Translation of illiberal in Spanish:


intransigente, adj.

Pronunciation /ɪ(l)ˈlɪb(ə)rəl//ɪˈlɪb(ə)r(ə)l/


  • 1formal

    (attitude/views) intransigente
    (views/attitude) intolerante
    • It's time they had the courage to join the Liberal Democrats in opposing this expensive and illiberal measure.
    • Since our island is in the Auckland City area we get to choose the mayor from among an assortment of National Party have-beens - a liberal one and an illiberal one - and an entrepreneur bent on not upsetting the chicken coop.
    • Liberal Democrats have rejected illiberal measures to tackle crime as ineffective and a threat to civil liberties.
    • And yet Scotland has changed in attitudes in the last 20 years, and is as liberal / illiberal as England.
    • Far more than wanting smokers to stub their fags out, I want the illiberal liberals now running health policy to butt out of people's personal habits.
    • If we must choose between a society that is in fact liberal and an illiberal society that scrupulously avoids formal racial criteria, we can hardly appeal to the ideals of liberal pluralism to prefer the latter.
    • But just how far should and may the liberal state go to curb illiberal behavior?
    • They exploit the values of an open liberal society to reach illiberal ends.
    • However, I think they obscure, rather than remove or defuse, the potential conflicts between liberal principles and illiberal groups.
    • Ours is an age of illiberal liberalism and intolerant tolerance, where we are apparently free to live as we choose - so long as we don't want the right to make ‘wrong’ choices.
    • Is this state of affairs an acceptable result of a pluralistic liberal system, or is there something fundamentally illiberal about American politics today?
    • Even the most liberal society is illiberal when it is a question of survival.
    • Increasingly, the US has used a combination of punitive and rewarding strategies to spread liberal ideas in previously illiberal parts of the world.
    • Trying to bar all acknowledgments of religion by government officials in the name of preventing offense to listeners seems to me more illiberal than liberal.
    • In the increasingly illiberal world of orthodox liberalism, competing ideas are answered not by argument but by a pose of moral superiority and by-the-book invective.
    • And one of the key signs that much of today's left is actually, demonstrably illiberal, intolerant and reactionary, is the way in which this is now a common feature of leftist discourse.
    • But does this say anything about the relations likely to develop between liberal and illiberal states?
    • Instead the recent reaction to these decisions has done little to challenge the illiberal, anti-democratic drift of our time.
    • Both the existing legislation on racism, and that adumbrated by the prime minister on the ‘preachers of hate’, have an illiberal potential - that is, they do restrict freedom of expression.
    • Hence, it seems that the appeal to ‘tolerance’ does not resolve the conflict between liberal values and illiberal minorities.
  • 2literary

    • They tend to be illiberal, boorish, uncultured, arrogant snobs.
    • He is avaricious and ambitious, I fear ungenerous and illiberal; is destitute of heroic daring.
    • We are not so much worried about being convicted of being illiberal as having the charge even raised in the first place.