openhanded

[ oh-puhn-han-did ]
/ ˈoʊ pənˈhæn dɪd /

adjective

generous; liberal: openhanded hospitality.

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Origin of openhanded

1595–1605; open hand + -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM openhanded

o·pen·hand·ed·ly, adverbo·pen·hand·ed·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for openhanded

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

    The Fighting Shepherdess |Caroline Lockhart
  • I've been too openhanded with her, and she's not a bit grateful.

  • He did not mean something direct and openhanded; that would never have occurred to him.

    Bonaventure|George Washington Cable
  • Brillt-Savarin was a convivial soul, a lover of good cheer and openhanded hospitality.

    Old Taverns of New York|William Harrison Bayles

British Dictionary definitions for openhanded

open-handed

adjective

generous; liberal

Derived forms of open-handed

open-handedly, adverbopen-handedness, noun
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