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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.openhandedness - liberality in bestowing giftsopenhandedness - liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit
liberality, liberalness - the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament


References in classic literature ?
With the noble openhandedness of her class, she gave me sixpence; here it is, in proof that my words is true.
Some Africans are wary of strings attached to China's apparent openhandedness.
He also said " Your Majesty has built a country worth of pride, a country whose loftiness is a dignity to its people, its rich resources downpour with generosity and openhandedness, absorbs the energies of its sons in building it, thus great are the achievements and high are the lifestyles and Your Majesty's people enjoy prosperity and decent life, they praise Allah the Almighty for His many blessings and publicly hail and thank Your Majesty for Your generousity to this country, so blessed is Your Renaissance exalting in its glory and may its achievements continue forever.
37) The opposite of covetousness and greed are generosity and openhandedness that can only come from people who seek to live closely with God.