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downrightness


  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  downrightness 
  n  :  the  quality  of  being  direct  and  straightforward;  "what  some 
  people  take  for  rudeness  is  really  straightforwardness" 
  [syn:  {straightforwardness}] 




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