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[oh-puh n-han-did]
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  1. generous; liberal: openhanded hospitality.
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Origin of openhanded

1595–1605; open hand + -ed3
Related formso·pen·hand·ed·ly, adverbo·pen·hand·ed·ness, noun


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magnanimous, bountiful, lavish, unstinting.
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Examples from the Web for openhanded

Historical Examples

  • I've been too openhanded with her, and she's not a bit grateful.

    The Sweep Winner

    Nat Gould

  • Brillt-Savarin was a convivial soul, a lover of good cheer and openhanded hospitality.

    Old Taverns of New York

    William Harrison Bayles

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


    George Washington Cable

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