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Definitions of downright

  1. (intensifier) thoroughgoing; "he is outright dishonest" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Straight down; perpendicularly. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. In plain terms; without ceremony. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Without delay; at once; completely. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Perpendicularly; completely; thoroughly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. DOWNRIGHT. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Directly downward. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Without doubt or qualification. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. In the extreme; utterly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Straight down; in plain terms; completely; at once. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Straight or right down. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. characterized by plain blunt honesty; "a downright answer"; "a downright kind of person" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. thoroughgoing; "he is outright dishonest" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. Plain; direct; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he spoke in his downright way. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as, downright atheism. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Thorough; out-and-out; straight to the point; blunt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Plain: open: artless: unceremonious. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Plain; blunt; candid; sincere. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. Plainly; truly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. Straight to the point; plain; outspoken; utter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Directed downward. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for downright

  1. " I call that downright treacherous of you; and all the more I'll hold you down to your bargain this time. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  2. And having no motive but downright jealousy for keeping Mrs. Price from me, he made up his mind at last to let her come. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
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