- generous; liberal: openhanded hospitality.
Origin of openhanded
1595–1605; open hand + -ed3
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magnanimous, bountiful, lavish, unstinting.
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Examples from the Web for open-handed
But Bessie had the standards of an open-handed people to whom economy was not a virtue.Southern Lights and Shadows
He was open-handed and unsuspicious—and wonderfully beloved.The Crooked House
Into this household I was received with open-handed graciousness.The Jucklins
He had been open-handed to her as regards money, and therefore she ought not to be troublesome!Orley Farm
Consequently, the world accounted him open-handed and devoted when enamoured.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete
- generous; liberal
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