right-down

adjective

Definition of right-down

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: characterized by genuineness or thoroughness : complete, thorough a real right-down New York trotter— T. C. Haliburton many right-down vices— Richard Free

right-down

adverb
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Definition of right-down (Entry 2 of 2)

: without reserve or limitation : positively, thoroughly, very a regular right-down bad 'un— Charles Dickens

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“Right-down.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/right-down. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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