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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Generous; liberal.
2. Delivered with an open hand, as a blow.
The figurative meaning alludes to someone giving money or other things away with an open hand. Earliest documented use: 1593. Some opposite terms are clutchfist, ironfisted, and hardfisted.
“[Adam McKay] was generous with his own mind, in the way that newly rich people are often openhanded with money, as they know they can always get more.”
Michael Lewis; Big Short, Big Screen; Vanity Fair (New York); Holiday 2015-2016.
See more usage examples of openhanded in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher and author (28 Jun 1712-1778)