how to pronounce downright


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the above transcription of downright is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

downright is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of downright in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… dangerous and downright outrageous …”

meanings of downright


  1. Using plain direct language; accustomed to express opinions directly and bluntly; blunt.
  2. Directed vertically; coming straight down.
  3. Directly to the point; plain.
  4. Complete; absolute.


  1. Plainly, unambiguously; directly.
  2. Without delay; at once.
  3. Straight down; perpendicularly.
  4. Really; actually; quite.

downright frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word downright occurs in english on average 7.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics downright can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that downright can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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