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English adjective: downright

1. downright characterized by plain blunt honesty


SamplesA downright answer.
A downright kind of person.


Similarhonest, honorable


Antonymsdishonest, dishonorable

2. downright complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers


SamplesAbsolute 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.


Synonymsabsolute, out-and-out, rank, right-down, sheer


Similarcomplete


Antonymsincomplete, uncomplete


English adverb: downright

1. downright thoroughgoing


SamplesHe is outright dishonest.


Domain usageintensifier, intensive









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