Definition of downright in English:


Syllabification: down·right
Pronunciation: /ˈdounˌrīt


  • 2(Of a person’s manner or behavior) straightforward; so direct as to be blunt: her common sense and downright attitude to life surprised him
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    • I have worked with young Bulgarians throughout my six years in this country, and his attitude is a downright insult to them.
    • Is there any hint of extremism, intransigence, or just downright hostility in your attitude to certain brands?
    • What I enjoyed about Sweetline the most was their downright honesty.


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  • The energy in this slam, the angry downrightness, the whiplash cut of the humor and its qualification of the bitterness, are pure Powell.
  • Compare this Victorian view with the downrightness of him, writing in 1968.

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