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1. openness

noun. ['ˈoʊpənnəs, ˈoʊpənəs'] characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); without concealment; not secretive.

Synonyms

  • open-mindedness
  • receptiveness
  • broad-minded
  • sociability
  • sociableness

Antonyms

  • unsociability
  • extraversion
  • unsociable

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • open (English)
  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Openness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Example sentences of the word openness


1. Noun, singular or mass
Be accountable through openness, so she can see that you are keeping your word.

Quotes containing the word openness


1. We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.
- Max de Pree

2. I always say be humble but be firm. Humility and openness are the key to success without compromising your beliefs.
- George Hickenlooper

3. It has always seemed strange to me...The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
- John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

2. openness

noun. ['ˈoʊpənnəs, ˈoʊpənəs'] willingness or readiness to receive (especially impressions or ideas).

Synonyms

  • receptivity
  • willingness

Antonyms

  • introversion
  • ambiversion
  • sociable

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • open (English)
  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. openness

noun. ['ˈoʊpənnəs, ˈoʊpənəs'] without obstructions to passage or view.

Synonyms

  • spacing
  • spatial arrangement

Antonyms

  • obvious
  • unnoticeable
  • unobvious

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • open (English)
  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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