Definition of openhandedness in US English:



  • See openhanded

    • ‘His open-handedness harmed the economy: taxation (mostly in kind) rose inexorably despite the confiscation of the vast temple treasures.’
    • ‘Set my wife on the right path to open-handedness.’
    • ‘For here again, the emir / Federation president may see these expenditures as ways of forfending local opposition to Abu Dhabi's munificence toward the other emirates, and its open-handedness in foreign aid.’
    • ‘Winder's history of immigration charts an admirable course between the Scylla of racist little Britainism and the Charybdis of utopian open-handedness.’
    • ‘Such open-handedness must have war and plunder to feed it.’