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English noun: openness

1. openness (attribute) without obstructions to passage or view


SamplesThe openness of the prairies.


Broader (hypernym)spacing, spatial arrangement


Narrower (hyponym)patency

2. openness (attribute) characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); without concealment; not secretive


Synonymsnakedness


Broader (hypernym)sociability, sociableness


Antonymssecretiveness, closeness

3. openness (attribute) willingness or readiness to receive (especially impressions or ideas)


SamplesHe was testing the government's receptiveness to reform.
This receptiveness is the key feature in oestral behavior, enabling natural mating to occur.
Their receptivity to the proposal.


Synonymsreceptiveness, receptivity


Broader (hypernym)willingness









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