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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Downright  \Down"right`\,  a. 
  1.  Plain;  direct;  unceremonious;  blunt;  positive;  as  he 
  spoke  in  his  downright  way 
 
  A  man  of  plain,  downright  character.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  Open  artless;  undisguised;  absolute;  unmixed;  as 
  downright  atheism. 
 
  The  downright  impossibilities  charged  upon  it 
  --South. 
 
  Gloomy  fancies  which  in  her  amounted  to  downright 
  insanity.  --Prescott. 
  --  {Down"right`ly},  adv  --  {Down"right`ness},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Downright  \Down"right`\,  adv 
  1.  Straight  down  perpendicularly. 
 
  2.  In  plain  terms;  without  ceremony. 
 
  We  shall  chide  downright,  if  I  longer  stay.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Without  delay;  at  once;  completely.  [Obs.] 
 
  She  fell  downright  into  a  fit  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  downright 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  plain  blunt  honesty;  "a  downright  answer"; 
  "a  downright  kind  of  person" 
  2:  complete  and  without  restriction  or  qualification;  sometimes 
  used  informally  as  intensifiers;  "absolute  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"  [syn:  {absolute},  {out-and-out(a)},  {rank(a)}, 
  {right-down},  {sheer(a)}] 
  adv  :  (intensifier)  thoroughgoing;  "he  is  outright  dishonest" 




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