Definition of free-handed in English:

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free-handed

Pronunciation: /ˌfrēˈhandəd/

adjective

Generous, especially with money.
Example sentences
  • After all, the Liberals' policy leaves them far from free-handed.
  • I know a lot of people who call themselves anarchists and not one of them believes in things like mob rule, free-handed violence, complete chaos and destruction.
  • Ardent and prompt, warm-hearted, free-handed, they always respond with the enthusiasm of youth to everything that is true, sincere.

Derivatives

free-handedly

Pronunciation: /ˌfrēˌhandədlē/
adverb

free-handedness

Pronunciation: /ˌfrēˈhandədnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • And free-handedness in this way makes up for other traits of character which are not so desirable.
  • Behind his magnificent free-handedness and careless disregard for money were hard, practical judgment, imagination and vision, and the daring of the big gambler.
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