- complete; total; thoroughgoing: an out-and-out lie.
Origin of out-and-out
Related Words for out-and-outabsolute, arrant, consummate, downright, full, outright, perfect, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, uncompromising, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, whole, undiminished
Examples from the Web for out-and-out
Contemporary Examples of out-and-out
And more broadly I think we need a higher bar for what we view as out-and-out race baiting.Is Romney a Race Baiter?
August 29, 2012
Historical Examples of out-and-out
Mrs. Bines declared that it did seem to her very much like out-and-out gambling.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
But you don't mind confessing you're an out-and-out rebel sympathizer?The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
Work until you are out-and-out weary, then rest, and you'll be able to work again.The Fiery Totem
This animal here is a plug; an out-and-out plug of the first water.Garrison's Finish
W. B. M. Ferguson
With her gaze searching him so steadily, it had to be an out-and-out lie to serve.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
- (prenominal) thoroughgoing; complete