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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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The second is that it articulates the tenet of God's generosity and providence: You give it openhandedly, feeding every creature to its heart's content (verse 16; cf.
The moon openhandedly sends the light it receives from the sun, as if it is a gift.