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[oh-puh n-han-did] /ˈoʊ pənˈhæn dɪd/
generous; liberal:
openhanded hospitality.
Origin of openhanded
1595-1605; open hand + -ed3
Related forms
openhandedly, adverb
openhandedness, noun
magnanimous, bountiful, lavish, unstinting. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Brillt-Savarin was a convivial soul, a lover of good cheer and openhanded hospitality.

    Old Taverns of New York William Harrison Bayles
  • I've been too openhanded with her, and she's not a bit grateful.

    The Sweep Winner Nat Gould
  • He did not mean something direct and openhanded; that would never have occurred to him.

    Bonaventure George Washington Cable
  • While the members subscribed with glad and openhanded generosity, to collect the subscriptions was another matter.

    The Fighting Shepherdess
    Caroline Lockhart

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