What is the meaning of downright?


  • Characterized by plain blunt honesty.
    • usage: "a downright answer"; "a downright kind of person"
  • Complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers.
    • usage: "absolute freedom"; "an absolute dimwit"; "a downright lie"; "out-and-out mayhem"; "an out-and-out lie"; "a rank outsider"; "many right-down vices"; "got the job through sheer persistence"; "sheer stupidity"


  • Thoroughgoing.
    • usage: "he is outright dishonest"
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