Synonyms and Antonyms of openness

  1. 1 the free expression of one's true feelings and opinions her openness was refreshing after the tiresome coyness of her friends Synonyms bluntness, candidness, directness, forthrightness, frankness, honesty, openheartedness, candor, outspokenness, plainness, plainspokenness, plumpness, straightforwardness, unguardedness, unreserve, unreservednessRelated Words earnestness, sincerity, sobriety; artlessness, genuineness, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté), simplicity, unsophistication; communicativeness, freedom, license (or licence), uninhibitedeness, unrestrainedness, unrestraintNear Antonyms circuitousness, evasiveness, secretiveness; inhibition, reserve, restraint, reticence, shyness; diplomacy, tactAntonyms dissembling, dissimulation, indirection

  2. 2 the state of being left without shelter or protection against something harmful doctors are concerned about the population's openness to the new strain of the flu virus Synonyms liability, exposure, vulnerabilityRelated Words predisposition, susceptibility; defenselessness, helplessness, weakness; danger, jeopardy, peril, riskNear Antonyms protection, safeguarding, sheltering, shielding

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