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Definition 1: thoroughgoing - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where downright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is outright dishonest

(downright is used in the usage domain ...) a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies

"`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier" "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

Definition 2: complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where downright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • absolute freedom
  • an absolute dimwit
  • a downright lie
  • out-and-out mayhem
  • an out-and-out lie
  • a rank outsider
  • many right-down vices
  • got the job through sheer persistence
  • sheer stupidity

Synonyms for downright in the sense of this definition

(downright is similar to ...) having every necessary or normal part or component or step

"a complete meal" "a complete wardrobe" "a complete set of the Britannica" "a complete set of china" "a complete defeat" "a complete accounting"

Definition 3: characterized by plain blunt honesty - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where downright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a downright answer
  • a downright kind of person

(downright is similar to ...) not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent

"honest lawyers" "honest reporting"

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