Examples from the Web for outright
We must not interpret gains as an outright victory—nothing could be more dangerous.
Fiquet has been largely overlooked, if not outright disdained, by critics and art historians.
Inhofe is not just a climate-change denier; he is a warrior for corporate-funded half-truths and outright lies.If You Think D.C. Is Awful Now, Wait Until Wednesday|Jonathan Alter|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the fun of reading Lennon is in his outright refusal to conform to expectations.
For years, young voters in America have been unenthusiastic about, if not outright hostile toward, the GOP.New Harvard Study Finds the Door to Millennial Vote Is Open to GOP|Kristen Soltis Anderson|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The German Company secured similar rights over the coastline of their district, and in 1890 bought it outright.The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)|John Holland Rose
The man is an outright thief, and the treaty rights of Monsieur Morrison are clear.A Volunteer with Pike|Robert Ames Bennet
I said I would if I could, and so I will, by asking you outright, not by any other means.Valerie|Frederick Marryat
It was the most conspicuous instance of outright and supreme heroism that Temple Camp had ever witnessed or known.Tom Slade's Double Dare|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Twelve hundred outright and three hundred extra if it took on and they ran it another year.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for outright
adjective (ˈaʊtˌraɪt) (prenominal)
Word Origin and History for outright
c.1300, "completely, entirely; openly, directly; at once, without hesitation," from out (adv.) + right (adj.1)). Meaning "all at once" is attested from c.1600. As an adjective, "direct, downright," from 1530s.