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Princeton's WordNet

  1. downright(adj)

    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. downright(adverb)


    "he is outright dishonest"


  1. downright(Adverb)

    Really; actually; quite; thoroughly; utterly.

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

  2. downright(Adjective)

    Directed vertically; coming straight down.

  3. downright(Adjective)

    Directly to the point; plain; unambiguous; unevasive.

  4. downright(Adjective)

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

  5. downright(Adjective)

    Complete; absolute; utter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Downright(adverb)

    straight down; perpendicularly

  2. Downright(adverb)

    in plain terms; without ceremony

  3. Downright(adverb)

    without delay; at once; completely

  4. Downright(adj)

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

  5. Downright(adj)

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

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  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. Robert Wallack:

    Considering Mr. Shields’ addiction what does that say about Ms. Frankel’s parenting that she would allow this person to care for her daughter? This doesn’t just constitute a lapse in judgment this was just downright dangerous parenting.

  2. Janos Lazar:

    For me as a voter it is downright irritating that a diplomat should come here and tell us how to live or how our voters should live.

  3. 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.

  4. Ramani Durvasula:

    [ Narcissists ] wo n’t look them in the eye, are downright rude or dismissive, raise their voice for even a small slight, and may rapidly demand to see the manager.

  5. Dan Bishop:

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

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