how to pronounce downright


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“… 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.