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outright

out·right

outright

 
pronunciation:
aUt raIt
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: thorough or total.
an outright disaster
synonyms:
absolute, complete, flat-out, out-and-out, thorough, total, utter
similar words:
arrant, categorical, downright, perfect, plumb, unequivocal, unqualified
definition 2: straightforward or unqualified.
an outright lie
synonyms:
downright, flat-out, out-and-out, unequivocal, unmitigated, unqualified, utter
similar words:
absolute, bald, categorical, complete, obvious, palpable, plain
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: entirely or thoroughly.
synonyms:
absolutely, altogether, categorically, completely, entirely, thoroughly, totally, unequivocally, utterly
similar words:
downright, fully, perfectly, plumb, positively
definition 2: without qualifying or dissembling; frankly.
synonyms:
candidly, forthright, frankly, openly, plainly, straightforwardly
definition 3: immediately or all at once.
She paid the bill outright.
synonyms:
immediately, instantly, promptly, straightaway
similar words:
directly, forthwith, now