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adverb out·right \ˌau̇t-ˈrīt\

Simple Definition of outright

  • : in a full and complete way

  • : quickly and completely : not gradually

  • : in one payment of money

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of outright

  1. 1 archaic :  straight ahead :  directly

  2. 2 :  in entirety :  completely <rejected the proposal outright>

  3. 3 :  without restraint or reservation <laughed outright>

  4. 4 :  on the spot :  instantaneously <was killed outright>

  5. 5 :  without lien or encumbrance <purchased the property outright for cash>

Examples of outright in a sentence

  1. She won the competition outright.

  2. The painting is now owned outright by the museum.

  3. Their house was destroyed outright by the fire.

  4. I bought the car outright.



14th Century

First Known Use of outright

14th century


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outright

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adjective out·right \ˈau̇t-ˌrīt\

Simple Definition of outright

  • : complete and total

  • : not limited in any way : done, made, or given in a complete way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of outright

  1. 1 a :  being completely or exactly what is stated <an outright lie> b :  given without reservation <outright grants for research> c :  made without encumbrance or lien <an outright sale>

  2. 2 archaic :  proceeding directly onward

outrightly

adverb

Examples of outright in a sentence

  1. I was surprised by their outright rejection of the idea.



1532

First Known Use of outright

1532


OUTRIGHT Defined for Kids

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outright

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adverb out·right \au̇t-ˈrīt\

Definition of outright for Students

  1. 1 :  completely <They rejected the idea outright.>

  2. 2 :  without holding back <He laughed outright at the story.>

  3. 3 :  quickly and entirely <Fire destroyed the house outright.>




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outright

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adjective out·right \ˈau̇t-ˌrīt\

Definition of outright for Students

  1. 1 :  complete and total :  very clear or obvious <an outright lie>

  2. 2 :  done, made, or given with no restrictions or exceptions <an outright gift>





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