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Meaning of OPENNESS

Pronunciation:  'owpunnus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  willingness or readiness to receive esp impressions or ideas; "their receptivity to the proposal"
  2. [n]  characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility esp about one's actions or purposes; not secretive
  3. [n]  without obstructions to passage or view; "the openness of the prairies"

OPENNESS is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: receptiveness, receptivity
 Antonyms: closeness, secretiveness
 See Also: patency, sociability, sociableness, spacing, spatial arrangement, willingness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O"pen*ness\, n.
The quality or state of being open.

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