Illiberal

Il*lib"er*al

(?), a. [L. illiberalis; pref. il- not + liberalis liberal: cf. F. illibral.] 1. Not liberal; not free or generous; close; niggardly; mean; sordid. "A thrifty and illiberal hand." Mason.
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2. Indicating a lack of breeding, culture, and the like; ignoble; rude; narrow-minded; disingenuous.
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3. Not well authorized or elegant; as, illiberal words in Latin. [R.] Chesterfield.
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