openness openness  /ˈoʊpənNəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) without obstructions to passage or view
  2. (n) characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); without concealment; not secretive
  3. (n) willingness or readiness to receive (especially impressions or ideas)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The first lesson is, naturally, openness.
  2. Sex is no longer a rude word in Asia, as its citizens shed their prudish pasts and embrace a new era of openness.
  3. It was the beginning of the period we now know as glasnost, or openness.

News

  1. 20th graduating class celebrates in traditional Souhegan High School style

    AMHERST – Regina Sullivan saw the first class of Souhegan High School students enter in 1992. Twenty graduating classes later, she recognizes that a lot has changed with technology and openness, but the motivation to succeed and lead with pride has remained intact. On Friday evening, 206 graduates matriculated into working, military  and higher education environments near and far. The ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Nashua Telegraph

  2. Iran’s leader jabs U.S. as vote begins

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s top leader gave a salty rebuke today to U.S. questions over the openness of the presidential contest in the Islamic Republic, telling Washington “the hell with you” after casting his ballot in a race widely criticized in the West as rigged in favor of Tehran’s ruling system. read more
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Times Record

  3. Iran's leader jabs US as presidential vote begins

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader gave a salty rebuke Friday to U.S. questions over the openness of the presidential contest in the Islamic Republic, telling Washington "the hell with you" after casting his ballot in a race widely criticized in the West as rigged in favor of Tehran's ruling system.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Their rigor and honesty as scientists are not in doubt," concluded the third and most comprehensive investigation into the emails. "But we do find that there has been a consistent pattern of failing to display the proper degree of openness."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Muir Russell Source: USA Today

  2. Obama said the protests showed "there are people who want to see greater openness and greater debate and want to see greater democracy."
    on Jun 19, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: NPR

  3. "Those who benefit from such acts are the enemies of humanity, the enemies of democracy, the enemies of openness," Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Thursday in Beirut, where he was paying his respects following the death of a leading...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: The Associated Press

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