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Crossword Answers for: ?I?ERAL

liberal

liberal
(a.) Free by birth; hence, befitting a freeman or gentleman; refined; noble; independent; free; not servile or mean; as, a liberal ancestry; a liberal spirit; liberal arts or studies.
(a.) Bestowing in a large and noble way, as a freeman; generous; bounteous; open-handed; as, a liberal giver.
(a.) Bestowed in a large way; hence, more than sufficient; abundant; bountiful; ample; profuse; as, a liberal gift; a liberal discharge of matter or of water.
(a.) Not strict or rigorous; not confined or restricted to the literal sense; free; as, a liberal translation of a classic, or a liberal construction of law or of language.
(a.) Not narrow or contracted in mind; not selfish; enlarged in spirit; catholic.
(a.) Free to excess; regardless of law or moral restraint; licentious.
(a.) Not bound by orthodox tenets or established forms in political or religious philosophy; independent in opinion; not conservative; friendly to great freedom in the constitution or administration of government; having tendency toward democratic or republican, as distinguished from monarchical or aristocratic, forms; as, liberal thinkers; liberal Christians; the Liberal party.
(n.) One who favors greater freedom in political or religious matters; an opponent of the established systems; a reformer; in English politics, a member of the Liberal party, so called. Cf. Whig.

literal

literal
(a.) According to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical; as, the literal meaning of a phrase.
(a.) Following the letter or exact words; not free.
(a.) Consisting of, or expressed by, letters.
(a.) Giving a strict or literal construction; unimaginative; matter-of fast; -- applied to persons.
(n.) Literal meaning.

mineral

mineral
(a.) Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance.
(a.) Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters.
(v. i.) An inorganic species or substance occurring in nature, having a definite chemical composition and usually a distinct crystalline form. Rocks, except certain glassy igneous forms, are either simple minerals or aggregates of minerals.
(v. i.) A mine.
(v. i.) Anything which is neither animal nor vegetable, as in the most general classification of things into three kingdoms (animal, vegetable, and mineral).

sideral

sideral
(a.) Relating to the stars.
(a.) Affecting unfavorably by the supposed influence of the stars; baleful.