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adverb out·right \ˌau̇t-ˈrīt\

Definition of outright

  1. 1 archaic :  straight ahead :  directly

  2. 2 :  in entirety :  completely rejected the proposal outright outright refuses to cooperate with law enforcement — Tim Murphy

  3. 3 :  without restraint or reservation laughed outright cried outright

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

  5. 5 :  without lien (see lien 1) or encumbrance (see encumbrance 2) 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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adjective out·right \ˈau̇t-ˌrīt\

Definition of outright

  1. 1a :  being completely or exactly what is stated an outright lieb :  given without reservation outright grants for researchc :  made without encumbrance or lien an outright sale

  2. 2 archaic :  proceeding directly onward

outrightly

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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 English Language Learners

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adverb out·right \ˌau̇t-ˈrīt\

Definition of outright for English Language Learners

  • : in a full and complete way

  • : quickly and completely : not gradually

  • : in one payment of money


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adjective out·right \ˈau̇t-ˌrīt\

Definition of outright for English Language Learners

  • : complete and total

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


OUTRIGHT Defined for Kids

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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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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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