adjective satellite characterized by plain blunt honesty
- a downright answer
- a downright kind of person
adjective satellite complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
sheer; rank; right-down; out-and-out; absolute.
- 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
- Straight down; perpendicularly.
- In plain terms; without ceremony.
We shall chide downright, id I longer stay.
- Without delay; at once; completely. Obs.
She fell downright into a fit.
- Plain; direct; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he spoke in his downright way.
A man of plain, downright character.
Sir W. Scott.
- Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as, downright atheism.
The downright impossibilities charged upon it.
Gloomy fancies which in her amounted to downright insanity.
-- Down"right`ly, adv. -- Down"right`ness, n.
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-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.
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