Definition for O-PEN-NESS

O-PEN-NESS, n. [o'pnness.]

  1. Freedom from covering or obstruction; as, the openness of a country.
  2. Plainness; clearness; freedom from obscurity or ambiguity; as, deliver your answers with more openness. Shak.
  3. Freedom from disguise; unreservedness; plainness. Felton.
  4. Expression of frankness or candor; as, openness of countenance.
  5. Unusual mildness; freedom from snow and frost; as, the openness of a winter.

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