What does outright mean?

Definitions for outright
ˈaʊtˌraɪt; ˈaʊtˈraɪt, -ˌraɪtout·right

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word outright.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. outright, straight-out, unlimitedadverb

    without reservation or exception

  2. outrightadverb

    without restrictions or stipulations or further payments

    "buy outright"

  3. outrightadverb

    without reservation or concealment

    "she asked him outright for a divorce"

  4. instantaneously, outright, instantly, in a flashadverb

    without any delay

    "he was killed outright"


  1. outrightadjective

    Downright; plain; unqualified; utter; straight-out; as, an outright lie.


  1. outrightverb

    To release a player outright, without conditions.

  2. outrightadverb

    Wholly, completely and entirely.

    I refute those allegations outright.

  3. outrightadverb

    Openly and without reservation.

    I have just responded outright to that question.

  4. outrightadverb

    At once.

    Two people died outright and one more later.

  5. outrightadverb

    With no outstanding conditions.

    I have bought the house outright.

  6. outrightadverb

    Blatantly; inexcusably.

    That was an outright stupid thing to say.

  7. outrightadjective

    Unqualified and unreserved.

    I demand an outright apology.

  8. outrightadjective

    Total or complete.

    We achieved outright domination.

  9. outrightadjective

    Having no outstanding conditions.

    I made an outright purchase of the house.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Outrightadverb

    Etymology: out and right.

    When these wretches had the rope about their necks, the first was to be pardoned, the last hanged outright. J. Bull.

    By degrees accomplish’d in the beast,
    He neigh’d outright, and all the steed exprest. Addison.


  1. Outright

    Outright was an accounting and bookkeeping application that assists small businesses and sole proprietors with managing their business's income and expenses. It also provided them with a means to organize and categorize expenses for filing a Schedule C. It was acquired by GoDaddy in 2012 for approximately $20 million and has been rebranded as GoDaddy Online Bookkeeping. In May 2022, GoDaddy announced the software would be discontinued on June 18, 2022.


  1. outright

    Outright generally means completely or wholly, without any reservation or exception. It can also refer to something being open and direct, or an immediate outright payment or ownership. The term can be used in different contexts, but always implies a sense of totality or straightforwardness.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outright

    owt′rīt, adv. immediately: at once: completely.—adj. free from reserve: positive, undisguised.


  1. Outright

    Outright.com provides a simple online bookkeeping application.Outright is designed for very small businesses - entrepreneurs, self employed folks, online sellers, and other people who have to file a Schedule C. It automatically imports all of your data from Amazon, eBay, Etsy, PayPal, banks, and credit cards so that you can track your income and expenses, see how your business is doing, and be organized at tax time. It has an online version and an iPhone app, which makes it perfect for anyone who is out and about while running their business.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outright in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outright in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of outright in a Sentence

  1. Michael Innis-Jiménez:

    The United States has a long history of limiting or outright excluding people based on what the government deemed undesirable, this undesirability was based on race, nationality or any number of reasons the government classified as a' defect.' These were the people who could not enter The United States legally.

  2. Donald Trump:

    These vicious claims about me of inappropriate conduct with women are totally and absolutely false. These claims are all fiction, entirely fabricated and are outright lies.

  3. Eric Abbruzzese:

    Apple Wallet's quite possible the company will tease new AR/VR features without outright revealing a new device.

  4. Edward Park:

    It's more of an absence of bad news rather than outright positive news that has driven the trade story over the last few days.

  5. Brett Cohen:

    There is a direct correlation between efforts to boycott and divest from Sanction Israel on campus and increased hate crimes against Jews, including swastikas painted on Jewish centers and fraternities, Jewish students being harassed and intimidated, and several cases of outright violence, the pseudo-academic delegitimizaton of Sanction Israel fuels this fire, and has created a situation where some pro-Israel students are afraid to voice their opinions in the classroom.

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Translations for outright

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  • صريحArabic
  • completament, directament, francament, immediatamentCatalan, Valencian
  • total, völlig, gänzlich, geradeheraus, eindeutig, sofort, ganz, uneingeschränkt, freiheraus, schreiend, blank, glatt, ganz und gar, vollständig, auf der Stelle, endgültig, gleich, klar, ohne Umschweife, rundweg, als Ganzes, komplettGerman
  • tuteEsperanto
  • heti, päästää, vapauttaa, ehdottomasti, välittömästi, täysin, kokonaisuudessaan, avoimesti, suoraan, selvä, kokonaanFinnish
  • ouvertement, complètement, immédiatementFrench
  • प्रत्यक्षHindi
  • rögtön, nyíltan, egyenesenHungarian
  • sekaligusIndonesian
  • pubblica, pubblico, apertamente, completamente, immediatamenteItalian
  • abertamente, completamentePortuguese
  • desăvârșit, deschis, complet, sincerRomanian
  • potpuno, kompletno, odjednom, imedijantnoSerbo-Croatian
  • helt och hållet, fullständigtSwedish
  • 彻底Chinese

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    a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
    A interrupt
    B adventure
    C conform
    D acclaim

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