open·​hand·​ed | \ ˌō-pən-ˈhan-dəd How to pronounce openhanded (audio) \

Definition of openhanded

Other Words from openhanded

openhandedly adverb
openhandedness noun

Examples of openhanded in a Sentence

in the aftermath of the disaster, many people were exceptionally openhanded with their donations to charity
Recent Examples on the Web The price tag for the expansion is $450 million, more than $200 million of which comes from the estate of David Rockefeller, MoMA’s most openhanded donor, who died in 2017 at age 101. Terry Teachout, WSJ, 13 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of openhanded

1593, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of openhanded was in 1593

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“Openhanded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of openhanded

: having or showing the quality of being very generous
: done with the hand held open

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