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Synonyms of outright in English:


  • 1 he rejected the proposal outright
    [Antonyms] in part, partially
  • 2 I can't bring myself to tell her outright
    explicitly, straightforwardly, directly, forthrightly, openly, frankly, candidly, honestly, truly, sincerely, bluntly, plainly, in plain language, unreservedly, without constraint, truthfully, without dissembling, to someone's face, straight from the shoulder, without beating about the bush, with no holds barred, man to man, woman to woman
    informalon the level
    British informalstraight up
  • 3 the passengers were killed outright
  • 4 houses could be paid off gradually, but paintings had to be bought outright
    all at once, at/in one fell swoop, in one go
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  • 1 it was an outright lie
    out-and-out, absolute, complete, utter, downright, sheer, stark, thorough, thoroughgoing, categorical, unequivocal, undeniable, unqualified, unmodified, unrestricted, unmitigated, unconditional, positive, simple, wholesale, all-out, rank, consummate, pure
  • 2 the outright winner
    definite, unequivocal, clear, unqualified, incontestable, undeniable, unmistakable, categorical, straightforward
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