adverb \ˌat-ˈrīt\

: in a full and complete way

: quickly and completely : not gradually

: in one payment of money

Full Definition of OUTRIGHT

archaic :  straight ahead :  directly
:  in entirety :  completely <rejected the proposal outright>
:  without restraint or reservation <laughed outright>
:  on the spot :  instantaneously <was killed outright>
:  without lien or encumbrance <purchased the property outright for cash>

Examples of OUTRIGHT

  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.

First Known Use of OUTRIGHT

14th century

Rhymes with OUTRIGHT

affright, air right, airtight, albite, Albright, alight, all right, all-night, a mite, aright, backbite, backlight, bauxite, bedight, birthright, black light, bleed white, bobwhite, bombsight, box kite, calcite, campsite, catfight, cockfight, contrite, cordite, Cushite, daylight, deadlight, delight, dendrite, despite, dogfight, downlight, downright, droplight, dust mite, earthlight, excite, eyebright, eyesight, fanlight, felsite, ferrite, finite, fire blight, firefight, firelight, first night, fistfight, flashlight, fleabite, floodlight, foresight, forthright, fortnight, freewrite, frostbite, Gadite, gall mite, gaslight, gastight, ghostwrite, goethite, graphite, green light, gummite, gunfight, half-light, halite, Hamite, handwrite, headlight, highlight, hindsight, Hittite, homesite, hoplite, Hussite, ignite, illite, infight, in-flight, incite, indict, indite, insight, in sight, invite, jacklight, jadeite, key light, lamplight, late blight, leucite, Levite, lighttight, lignite, limelight, lintwhite, lowlight, Lucite, Luddite, lyddite, marmite, Melchite, Memphite, midnight, millwright, moonlight, New Right, night-light, nitrite, off-site, off-white, on sight, on-site, outsight, partite, peep sight, penlight, perlite, playwright, polite, preflight, prizefight, pyrite, quartzite, ratite, recite, red light, red-light, requite, respite, rewrite, rushlight, rust mite, safelight, samite, searchlight, Semite, Servite, Shemite, Shiite, shipwright, sidelight, sit tight, skintight, skylight, skywrite, slant height, smectite, snakebite, snow-white, sound bite, spaceflight, spotlight, stage fright, starlight, sternite, sticktight, stoplight, streetlight, stylite, sulfite, sunlight, Sunnite, taillight, termite, thermite, tonight, torchlight, trothplight, Twelfth Night, twilight, twi-night, typewrite, unite, unsight, upright, uptight, wainwright, watch night, wax light, Web site, weeknight, wheelwright, white flight, white knight, x-height, zinc white


adjective \ˈat-ˌrīt\

: complete and total

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

Full Definition of OUTRIGHT

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>
archaic :  proceeding directly onward
out·right·ly adverb

Examples of OUTRIGHT

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

First Known Use of OUTRIGHT



Next Word in the Dictionary: outring
Previous Word in the Dictionary: outriggered
All Words Near: outright

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up outright? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).