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Meaning of DOWNRIGHT

Pronunciation:  'dawn`rIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  (intensifier) thoroughgoing; "he is outright dishonest"
  2. [adj]  complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers; "absolute freedom"; "an absolute dimwit"; "a downright lie"; "out-and-out mayhem"; "an out-and-out lie"; "a rank outsider"; "many right-down vices"; "got the job through sheer persistence"; "sheer stupidity"
  3. [adj]  characterized by plain blunt honesty; "a downright answer"; "a downright kind of person"
 

DOWNRIGHT is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: absolute, complete, honest, honorable, out-and-out(a), rank(a), right-down, sheer(a)
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Down"right`\, adv.
    1. Straight down; perpendicularly.
    
    2. In plain terms; without ceremony.
    
             We shall chide downright, if I longer stay. --Shak.
    
    3. Without delay; at once; completely. [Obs.]
    
             She fell downright into a fit.        --Arbuthnot.
    
    
  2. \Down"right`\, a.
    1. Plain; direct; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he
       spoke in his downright way.
    
             A man of plain, downright character.  --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    2. Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as,
       downright atheism.
    
             The downright impossibilities charged upon it.
                                                   --South.
    
             Gloomy fancies which in her amounted to downright
             insanity.                             --Prescott.
       -- {Down"right`ly}, adv. -- {Down"right`ness}, n.
    
    
 
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