[ oh-puhn-han-did ]
/ ˈoʊ pənˈhæn dɪd /
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generous; liberal: openhanded hospitality.
OTHER WORDS FOR openhanded
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Origin of openhanded
1595–1605; open hand + -ed3
OTHER WORDS FROM openhandedo·pen·hand·ed·ly, adverbo·pen·hand·ed·ness, noun
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How to use openhanded in a sentence
They are, as someone has said, "ferociously virtuous," and share in the open-handed generosity of their husbands.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
There sounded a sharp ringing "crack," and Dylara staggered back, her left cheek flaming from the force of an open-handed blow.Warrior of the Dawn|Howard Carleton Browne
On the contrary, it is those who have suffered for it, those who have lost by it, who are as a rule most open-handed.
Her usual method of inflicting punishment was by means of an open-handed slap on the side of the head.Life in the Red Brigade|R.M. Ballantyne
For that service old Seth Prentiss paid me a first mates wages; but his son, turning to Ezra, your father, was more open-handed.The Young Continentals at Bunker Hill|John T. McIntyre
British Dictionary definitions for openhanded
Derived forms of open-handedopen-handedly, adverbopen-handedness, noun
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