Definition of openness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈəʊpənnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊpənnəs//
    [uncountable] Honest
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  1. 1the quality of being honest and not hiding information or feelings See related entries: Honest
  2. 2the quality of being able to think about, accept or listen to different ideas or people
  3. 3the quality of not being confined or covered the openness of the landscape
  4. Extra examples He demonstrated an openness to change. He talked with a new openness about his own life. There is a need for greater openness in government. her openness about her marital problems
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: openness