how to pronounce downright

/ˈdaʊnˌɹaɪt/

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downright is pronounced in two syllables

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daʊnɹaɪt

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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

adjective:

  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.

adverb:

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

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