Synonyms and Antonyms of open

  1. 1 allowing passage without obstruction thank you for clearing out the hallway so that it's open again Synonyms of open clear, cleared, free, unclogged, unclosed, unobstructed, unstopped Words Related to open enterable, navigable, passable; emptied, empty, unoccupied, vacant; exposed, revealed; gaping, wide, yawning; unbarred, unbolted, unclasped, unfastened, unlatched, unlocked, unsealed; unbuttoned, unclenched, unfolded, unfurled, unzipped Near Antonyms of open impassable (also impassible); constricted, cramped, encumbered, hampered, hindered, impeded, interfered (with), trammeled (or trammelled); barricaded, blockaded, dammed, gated Antonyms of open blocked, clogged, closed, jammed, obstructed, plugged, shut, stopped, stuffed, uncleared

  2. 2 freely available for use or participation by all the lanes at the bowling alley will be open during the afternoon, but will be available only for league play in the evening Synonyms of open free-for-all, public, unrestricted Words Related to open collective, common, communal, shared; accessible, available, free; unregulated, unreserved Near Antonyms of open limited; inaccessible, unavailable Antonyms of open closed, exclusive, off-limits, private, restricted

  3. 3 being in a situation where one is likely to meet with harm the country's open to invasion if its borders remain unguarded Synonyms of open endangered, exposed, liable, sensitive, subject (to), susceptible, vulnerableWords Related to open likely, prone; uncovered, undefended, unguarded, unprotected, unscreened, unsecuredNear Antonyms of open covered, guarded, protected, safeguarded, screened, secured, sheltered, shielded, wardedAntonyms of open insusceptible, invulnerable, unexposed, unsusceptible

  4. 4 free in expressing one's true feelings and opinions a talkative and open child who tells people more than they want to know Synonyms of open candid, direct, forthcoming, forthright, foursquare, freehearted, free-spoken, honest, frank, openhearted, out-front, outspoken, plain, plainspoken, straight, straightforward, unguarded, unreserved, up-frontWords Related to open artless, earnest, guileless, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), natural, real, sincere, unaffected, undesigning, unpretending, unpretentious; outgoing, uninhibited, unrestrained; vocal, vociferous; abrupt, bluff, blunt, brusque (also brusk), crusty, curt, gruff, sharp; impertinent, impolite, inconsiderate, rude, tactless, thoughtless, uncivil, undiplomatic, ungracious, unmannerly, unsubtleNear Antonyms of open inhibited, reserved, restrained; close-mouthed, laconic, quiet, reticent, taciturn, tight-lipped, uncommunicative; ambiguous, circuitous, equivocal, evasive; diplomatic, politic, tactful; civil, considerate, courteous, politeAntonyms of open dissembling, uncandid, unforthcoming

  5. 5 lacking a usual or natural covering open wounds in his legs Synonyms of open bald, bare, denuded, exposed, naked, peeled, stripped, uncoveredWords Related to open displayed, revealed; hairless, shaven; disrobed, unclad, unclothed, undressed; furless, skinned; divested; unprotectedNear Antonyms of open mantled; overgrown, overrun, overspread; bearded, hairyAntonyms of open covered

  6. 6 not known by only a select few the two boxers have an open dislike for each other Synonyms of open publicWords Related to open general, popular; nonclassified, unclassified, well-known; advertised, aired, announced, broadcast, declared, disclosed, divulged, heralded, posted, proclaimed, promulgated, publicized, published, spotlighted; current, prevalent, rife, widespread; communal, shared; reported, reputed, rumoredNear Antonyms of open classified; unadvertised, unannounced, undisclosed; clandestine, collusive, conspiratorial, covert; surreptitious, undercover, underhand, underhanded; intimate, personal; concealed, repressed, reserved, silenced, stifled, suppressed, withheld; recanted, retracted, revokedAntonyms of open confidential, private, privy, secret

  7. 7 not yet settled or decided that issue will have to remain open until the supervisor can decide Synonyms of open pending, undecided, undetermined, unresolved, unsettledWords Related to open hanging; arguable, debatable, disputable, moot, uncertain, unsureNear Antonyms of open confirmed, established; certain, sureAntonyms of open decided, determined, resolved, settled

  8. 8 willing to consider new or different ideas she is always open and ready to listen to anyone's suggestions Synonyms of open broad-minded, open-minded, receptiveWords Related to open impartial, neutral, objective, unbiased, unprejudiced; easygoing, nonjudgmental, tolerant; calm, detached, dispassionate; amenable, compliant; impressionable, suggestible, susceptible; persuadable, persuasibleNear Antonyms of open biased, narrow, one-sided, partial, partisan, prejudiced; bigoted, intolerantAntonyms of open narrow-minded, unreceptive

  9. 9 giving or sharing in abundance and without hesitation he's very open with his opinions, many of which are not welcome Synonyms of open bighearted, bounteous, bountiful, charitable, free, freehanded, freehearted, fulsome, liberal, munificent, generous, openhanded, unselfish, unsparing, unstintingWords Related to open extravagant, handsome, lavish, overgenerous, profuse; altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, hospitable, humanitarian, philanthropic (also philanthropical); big, greathearted, largehearted, magnanimous, openhearted; compassionate, good-hearted, kind, kindly, samaritan, sympatheticNear Antonyms of open mean, petty, small; frugal, spare, sparing, thrifty; chary, stinting; acquisitive, avaricious, avid, coveting, covetous, desirous, grasping, hoggish, itchy, mercenary, rapacious; begrudging, envious, grudging, resentfulAntonyms of open cheap, close, closefisted, costive, illiberal [archaic], mingy, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, selfish, stingy, stinting, tight, tightfisted, uncharitable, ungenerous

Synonym Discussion of open

frank, candid, open, plain mean showing willingness to tell what one feels or thinks. frank stresses lack of shyness or secretiveness or of evasiveness from considerations of tact or expedience.
    • frank discussions
candid suggests expression marked by sincerity and honesty especially in offering unwelcome criticism or opinion.
    • a candid appraisal
open implies frankness but suggests more indiscretion than frank and less earnestness than candid.
    • open in saying what they think
plain suggests outspokenness and freedom from affectation or subtlety in expression.
    • plain talk



Synonyms and Antonyms of open

  1. that part of the physical world that is removed from human habitation a daguerreotype of a cowboy whose face is roughened from a hard life in the open Synonyms of open nature, open air, outdoors, out-of-doors, wild, wildernessWords Related to open backwoods, bush, country, frontier, hinterland, sticks, up-country; outside, without; badland, barren, desert, waste, wasteland



Synonyms and Antonyms of open

  1. 1 to change from a closed to an open position please open the door to let the cat out Synonyms of open unclose Words Related to open unbar, unbolt, unclasp, unfasten, unlatch, unlock; unbutton, unclench, unfold, unfurl, unzip; disengage, release, slip Near Antonyms of open bar, bolt, clasp, fasten, latch, lock; button (up), zip (up) Antonyms of open close, shut

  2. 2 to make passage through (something) possible by removing obstructions we need to open this drain that's clogged with hair Synonyms of open clear, free, unclog, unplug, unstop Words Related to open ease, facilitate, loosen (up), smooth Near Antonyms of open constrict, encumber, hamper, hinder, impede, interfere (with), obstruct, trammel; barricade, blockade Antonyms of open block, clog (up), close, dam (up), plug (up), stop

  3. 3 to arrange the parts of (something) over a wider area when we got too close, the cardinal opened its wings and flew to a higher branch Synonyms of open expand, extend, fan (out), flare (out), outspread, outstretch, spread (out), stretch (out), unfold, unfurl Words Related to open overspread Near Antonyms of open compact, compress, condense, reduce Antonyms of open close, contract, fold

  4. 4 to rid the surface of (as an area) from things in the way snowplows opened the runway without much trouble Synonyms of open free, clear, unblockWords Related to open ease, facilitate, loosen (up), smooth, unchoke, unclog, unplug, unstop; unclutter; stripNear Antonyms of open clog, close, dam, obstruct, plug, stop; clutter (up)Antonyms of open block

  5. 5 to take the first step in (a process or course of action) we will open the proceedings tomorrow with a short ceremony Synonyms of open commence, embark (on or upon), enter (into or upon), fall (to), get off, kick off, launch, lead off, begin, start, strike (into)Words Related to open create, generate, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, invent, originate; adopt, embrace, take on, take up; establish, father, found, institute, organize, pioneer, set up, spawn; get around (to), get down (to), get round (to)Near Antonyms of open cease, desist, discontinue, halt, knock off, lay off, quit, stop; close, complete; abandon, forsake, leave; abolish, demolish, destroy, exterminate, extinguish, phase outAntonyms of open conclude, end, finish, terminate

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