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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 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

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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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