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ˈdaʊnˌraɪtdown·right

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. downrightadjective

    characterized by plain blunt honesty

    "a downright answer"; "a downright kind of person"

  2. absolute, downright, out-and-out(a), rank(a), right-down, sheer(a)adverb

    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"

  3. downrightadverb

    thoroughgoing

    "he is outright dishonest"

Wiktionary

  1. downrightadverb

    Really; actually; quite; thoroughly; utterly.

    He wasn't just cool to me, he was downright rude.

  2. downrightadjective

    Directed vertically; coming straight down.

  3. downrightadjective

    Directly to the point; plain; unambiguous; unevasive.

  4. downrightadjective

    Using plain direct language; accustomed to express opinions directly and bluntly; blunt.

  5. downrightadjective

    Complete; absolute; utter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Downrightadverb

    straight down; perpendicularly

  2. Downrightadverb

    in plain terms; without ceremony

  3. Downrightadverb

    without delay; at once; completely

  4. Downrightadjective

    plain; direct; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he spoke in his downright way

  5. Downrightadjective

    open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as, downright atheism

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of downright in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of downright in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of downright in a Sentence

  1. John Liu:

    It's hard not to notice the number of people texting while walking, and downright alarming to see people continuing their texting while crossing the street, we want New Yorkers to know it's OK to wait the 5 seconds.

  2. John Adams:

    All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, so much as downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.

  3. Dan Bishop:

    These crazy liberal clowns... Theyre not funny, theyre downright scary.

  4. John Adams:

    Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society.

  5. Senate Democratic leader:

    At such a crucial time, giving a platform to conspiracy theorists to spread myths and falsehoods about coronavirus vaccines is downright dangerous and one of the last things Senate Republicans should be doing right now.

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