What is the opposite of liberal?

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Adjective
Opposite of favorable to or respectful of individual rights and freedoms
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Opposite of open to political or social changes and reforms associated with either classical or modern liberalism
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Opposite of inclined to be generous or to share in abundance
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Opposite of given, used, or occurring in generous amounts
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Opposite of broadly construed or understood, not strictly literal or exact
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Opposite of existing in large amounts or numbers
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Opposite of kind or lenient, often to excess
“His parents were strict disciplinarians who often had unrealistic expectations.”
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Opposite of noble and generous in spirit
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Opposite of given freely and generously
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Opposite of relaxed and tolerant in attitude or manner
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Opposite of having or showing compassion or benevolence
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(figurative) Opposite of a significant or hefty amount
“They live in lodgings or tiny, comfortless flats, on a meager allowance or none at all.”
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Opposite of having or displaying an appreciation for the feelings of others
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Opposite of not constrained by traditional or orthodox beliefs or behavior
“The director humorously portrays the clash between traditional values and modern life.”
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Opposite of having or showing a rational, modern, and well-informed outlook
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Opposite of of great size
“He carried his coins in a small leather pouch in his pocket.”
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Opposite of complimentary or flattering to an excessive degree
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Opposite of socially acceptable
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Opposite of friendly and welcoming to visitors or guests
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Having or giving something on a lavish scale
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(of a country) Opposite of having advanced infrastructure as well as social and economic systems
“Many people find developing countries to be appealing destinations for adventure.”
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Opposite of non-interventionist
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Opposite of having or including many small details or features
“The pamphlet provides only a concise description of the available features.”
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Opposite of not strict or exact
“Polybius wrote a precise account of history following a chronological pattern of Olympiads.”
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Opposite of casual or relaxed in nature
“Around strangers, he would be restrained when expressing his true opinions so as not to offend anyone.”
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Opposite of learned in the ways of civilized society
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Opposite of socially acceptable
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Opposite of accommodating or permissive in nature
“No surprise then that writers so often prove such a stubborn, contrary lot.”
Noun
Opposite of an advocate of social reform
“Her tone was that of a conservative bemoaning the collapse of family values.”
Noun
Opposite of person or group favoring change
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