openness

openness
o|pen|ness [ˈəupən-nıs US ˈou-] n [U]
1.) the quality of being honest and willing to talk about things
openness of
the openness of American society
openness about
her openness about her problems
2.) the quality of being willing to accept new ideas or people
openness to/towards
the importance of openness to change
3.) the quality of not being enclosed
openness of
the vast openness of the African plains

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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