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.

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. Eric Abbruzzese:

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

  2. Nainoa Johsens:

    It’s not going to be winning the AAPI vote outright, it’s going to be the GOP earning more votes while Democrats keep losing Asian voters. They’re going to be the margin of victory in close races, whether that’s in Nevada, whether that’s Texas, Arizona or Georgia, we’ve made inroads in places that people in the past didn’t traditionally think the GOP would.

  3. Samit Aich:

    The question here is why are 340 people facing the loss of their jobs? Is it because we talked about pesticide-free tea, air pollution, and a cleaner, fairer future for all Indians? the home minister is trying to strangle us by stealth, because he knows an outright ban is unconstitutional. We ask him to confirm that he is trying to close Greenpeace India and suppress our voice.

  4. Fredric Wehrey:

    It did stir a lot of ambivalence and even outright criticism from people who say, 'Well you know, ISIS is bad but at least ISIS is standing up to the Shiites and the Iranian menace,' now this war on the Houthis is a godsend to them because they are able to stir up this new Saudi nationalism, this pan-Sunni fervor, and it's to show they are defending the Sunnis... for domestic benefit.

  5. David Downs:

    It’s very telling that they would be hiring ex-CIA operatives to get inside information, a lot of what they did was either bending the rules or outright breaking the rules.

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  • completament, immediatament, francament, directamentCatalan, Valencian
  • total, völlig, uneingeschränkt, geradeheraus, eindeutig, ganz, sofort, auf der Stelle, freiheraus, glatt, schreiend, blank, ganz und gar, gänzlich, endgültig, gleich, vollständig, als Ganzes, ohne Umschweife, rundweg, komplett, klarGerman
  • tuteEsperanto
  • kokonaan, päästää, täysin, heti, avoimesti, vapauttaa, ehdottomasti, välittömästi, kokonaisuudessaan, suoraan, selväFinnish
  • ouvertement, complètement, immédiatementFrench
  • प्रत्यक्षHindi
  • rögtön, egyenesen, nyíltanHungarian
  • sekaligusIndonesian
  • immediatamente, completamente, apertamente, pubblica, pubblicoItalian
  • abertamente, completamentePortuguese
  • deschis, desăvârșit, complet, sincerRomanian
  • potpuno, odjednom, kompletno, imedijantnoSerbo-Croatian
  • fullständigt, helt och hålletSwedish
  • 彻底Chinese

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    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
    • A. scrutiny
    • B. bash
    • C. troop
    • D. aspiration

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