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downright

[ doun-rahyt ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌraɪt /
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adjective
thorough; absolute; out-and-out: a downright falsehood.
frankly direct; straightforward: a downright person.
Archaic. directed straight downward: a downright blow.
adverb
completely or thoroughly: I'm not just upset—I'm downright angry.
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Origin of downright

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at down1, right

OTHER WORDS FROM downright

downrightly, adverbdownrightness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for downright

downright
/ (ˈdaʊnˌraɪt) /

adjective
frank or straightforward; bluntdownright speech
archaic directed or pointing straight down
adverb, adjective (prenominal)
(intensifier)a downright certainty; downright rude

Derived forms of downright

downrightly, adverbdownrightness, noun
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