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outright Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite without reservation or exception
    unlimited; straight-out.
  2. adverb without restrictions or stipulations or further payments
    • buy outright
  3. adverb without reservation or concealment
    • she asked him outright for a divorce
  4. adverb without any delay
    instantaneously; in a flash; instantly.
    • he was killed outright

Out"right` adverb
  1. Immediately; without delay; at once; as, he was killed outright.
  2. Completely; utterly. Cardinal Manning.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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