Definition of out-and-out
- an out-and-out fraud
absolute, all-out, arrant, blank, categorical (also categoric), clean, complete, consummate, cotton-picking, crashing, dead, deadly, definite, downright, dreadful, fair, flat, flat-out, outright, perfect, plumb, profound, pure, rank, regular, sheer, simple, stark, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, very;
—used to emphasize a description
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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