Meaning: a person who supports progressive causes like social equality and civil rights
- I'm sick of these professors and bleeding-heart liberals telling us what to think!
- Right-wing politicians have done a good job of turning the word "liberal" into a negative term.
Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
If a conservative American calls you a "liberal", they're
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Contributor: Matt Errey