1. progressive. 7. broad-minded, unprejudiced. 9. beneficent, charitable, openhanded, munificent, unstinting, lavish.
She, like many of us who share her views, abhors the transmogrification of the word liberal among the right-wing.
The label that would make me laugh were it not so sad is just plain "librul."
The use of the word liberal in a negative way began in the Reagan administration. We liberals have had to endure the following labels: bleeding heart liberals, liberal/commie/pinkos and even fascists. The sneers and derisive tones of voice when saying the word by the right wing is appalling.