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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


Antonymsincomplete, uncomplete

English adverb: downright

1. downright thoroughgoing

SamplesHe is outright dishonest.

Domain usageintensifier, intensive

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