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adverb down·right \-ˌrīt\

Definition of downright

  1. 1 archaic :  straight down

  2. 2 :  absolutely 1 <downright handsome> <downright mean>

  3. 3 obsolete :  forthright

Examples of downright in a sentence

  1. The movie was downright stupid.

  2. It's very difficult, if not downright impossible.

13th Century

First Known Use of downright

13th century


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downright

adjective down·right

Definition of downright

  1. 1 archaic :  directed vertically downward

  2. 2 :  outright, thorough <a downright lie>

  3. 3 :  plain, blunt <stories he had heard of her downright tongue — Angus Wilson>

downrightly

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downrightness

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Examples of downright in a sentence

  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>

1530

First Known Use of downright

1530


DOWNRIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

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adverb down·right \-ˌrīt\

Definition of downright for English Language Learners

  • : to the fullest degree : completely or totally


DOWNRIGHT Defined for Kids

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adverb down·right \ˈdau̇n-ˌrīt\

Definition of downright for Students

  1. :  really 2, very <That was downright stupid.>


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adjective down·right

Definition of downright for Students

  1. :  2outright 1, absolute <a downright lie>



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