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1. Done with or having an open hand: an openhanded karate chop.
2. Giving freely; generous. See Synonyms at liberal.

o′pen·hand′ed·ly adv.
o′pen·hand′ed·ness n.


(ˈoʊ pənˈhæn dɪd)

generous; liberal.
o′pen•hand′ed•ly, adv.
o′pen•hand′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.openhanded - given or giving freelyopenhanded - given or giving freely; "was a big tipper"; "the bounteous goodness of God"; "bountiful compliments"; "a freehanded host"; "a handsome allowance"; "Saturday's child is loving and giving"; "a liberal backer of the arts"; "a munificent gift"; "her fond and openhanded grandfather"
generous - willing to give and share unstintingly; "a generous donation"


Characterized by bounteous giving:
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We are honoured to be a part of such an openhanded campaign.
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as happens He said Mr Humphreys was more likely to have struck Scott with his fist, rather than an openhanded slap.
The relation between this formal shift and the new conceptual direction suggested by the title's bighearted, openhanded address and the associated mode of activist sculptural practice that De Cock has outlined in his manifesto "Sculpturecomm un ism" in particular, however, remains puzzling.
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During this game one child curled himself into a ball shape while the other two children jumped over him, giving him an openhanded slap as they did so.
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