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illiberal — as in:  an illiberal society

Jimmy Gizzi had undone his pants and begun lazily stroking himself, and Sunny began laughing at him, first in chortles and then maniacally, in a dusky tone that seemed as illiberal and vile as what he was compelling on himself.
Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
not liberal — as in:
  • in opposition to personal liberty in society
  • narrow-minded or bigoted

More rarely, illiberal can mean "not generous". At one time, it could also mean lacking a liberal arts education or unrefined.
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