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What is the opposite of closed?

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Opposite of shut, not open, especially of a door
Opposite of not open to question or debate
Opposite of not allowing passage, typically fluid or gas
Opposite of intended to be kept secret or private
Opposite of without breaks, gaps or interruptions
“I seem to be having Internet issues with my connection being intermittent and slow.”
(also used in adverb or preposition form) Opposite of finished or having been brought to an end
“Good health and peace of mind are crucial to my ongoing happiness.”
Opposite of forbidden or not permitted
Opposite of ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one's own experience
(lost to) Opposite of hardened beyond sensibility or recovery
“He was an individual who was highly sensitive to being empathetic to those in need.”
Opposite of able to provide for oneself independently of others
Opposite of brought to an end
“After many years, his masterpiece was still incomplete. And yet, nobody dared to rush his genius.”
Opposite of kept to oneself and not publicly known
Opposite of owned or paid for by individuals rather than by the government
“The council has pledged to improve the state of public facilities and services.”
Opposite of exclusive or private in nature
“We are an open group of motorbike enthusiasts and anyone can join us for a ride each weekend.”
Opposite of to have brought an event to a close or conclusion
“Casandra's tune opened the show, heralding the start of a weekend of festivities.”
Opposite of past tense for to cover an opening
“To gain access to the attic, you will have to open the trapdoor.”
(of a hole or opening) Opposite of past tense for to block up
“The clogged pipes will require the expertise of a plumber to unblock.”
Opposite of past tense for to turn off (a switch or tap)
“You can start the taps once the hoses have been attached.”
(close around or over) Opposite of past tense for to come into contact with (something) so as to grasp and hold it
“After pinning him to the ground, Vinnie would twist Gary's wrist to force him to release his grip on the pistol.”
Opposite of past tense for to gradually get nearer to someone or something
“We could see a great, big grizzly bear in close proximity and would subsequently make the wise decision to retreat from the cave.”
Opposite of past tense for to make smaller or narrower
“The disparity in skill level between the top and bottom teams is beginning to widen significantly.”
Opposite of past tense for to finalize or settle a formal agreement
“Contract negotiations were starting to protract as both parties began their posturing.”
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