adverb \-ˌrīt\

: to the fullest degree : completely or totally

Full Definition of DOWNRIGHT

archaic :  straight down
:  absolutely 1 <downright handsome> <downright mean>
obsolete :  forthright

Examples of DOWNRIGHT

  1. The movie was downright stupid.
  2. It's very difficult, if not downright impossible.

First Known Use of DOWNRIGHT

13th century

Rhymes with DOWNRIGHT

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Definition of DOWNRIGHT

archaic :  directed vertically downward
:  outright, thorough <a downright lie>
:  plain, blunt <stories he had heard of her downright tongue — Angus Wilson>
down·right·ly adverb
down·right·ness noun

Examples of DOWNRIGHT

  1. <rural folks are often known for their downright speech, as they are generally not ones to beat around the bush>
  2. <that's a downright lie, and you know it>

First Known Use of DOWNRIGHT



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