[ US /ˈdaʊnˌɹaɪt/ ]
[ UK /dˈaʊnɹaɪt/ ]
[ UK /dˈaʊnɹaɪt/ ]
he is outright dishonest
characterized by plain blunt honesty
a downright answer
a downright kind of person
complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
a downright lie
got the job through sheer persistence
many right-down vices
a rank outsider
an absolute dimwit
an out-and-out lie
How To Use downright In A Sentence
- What caught my eye about this is that it bears interesting relation to Bakhtin's concept of the dialogism of the "living word" -- in fact, capitalize that "w" and it would be downright eerie. Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning...
- There was suspicion and even downright hatred between them.
- A group of enthusiastic young inventors have seen their practical, bold and downright wacky ideas come to life, thanks to an inspiring project. Times, Sunday Times
- In resubmitting the legislation for renewal of what many consider the most controversial provisions -- and some label downright unconstitutional provisions -- within the Patriot Act, the Republican Rules Committee decided to allow only 60 minutes of debate. Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
- DOES anyone share my disenchantment with a culture that seems to be growing of downright rudeness in business dealings? The Sun
- In fact, they are downright ugly. Times, Sunday Times
- When the cup of human life is so overflowing with woe and pain and misery, it seems to me a narrow dilettanteism or downright charlatanism to devote one's self to petty or bizarre problems which can have no relation to human happiness, and to prate of self-satisfaction and self-expression. Woman Her Sex and Love Life
- Shooting far, really far, in the mountains at inanimate targets with safe backstops is challenging and downright fascinating, even to the most practiced rifleman.
- Indeed, this is one retelling of the classic children's story that feels inert, unappetizing, and downright revolting.
- And, unpalatable - or even downright outrageous - though it may seem, we will, eventually, have to start listening.