Definition of out and out in English:

out and out

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Pronunciation: /aʊt(ə)ndˈaʊt
 
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adjective

[attributive]
In every respect; absolute: an out-and-out rogue
More example sentences
  • Because by my reckoning, this is the first out-and-out Total Stinker of this year's selection.
  • As I said earlier, I think it's premature to call him an out-and-out hero.
  • It is quite another to look the other way in the face of out-and-out lies, fraud, and misinformation in the arena of environmental science.
Synonyms
blatant, flagrant, overt, naked, barefaced, brazen;
North American full-bore
informal deep-dyed
British informal right
Australian/New Zealand informal fair
archaic arrant
rare right-down

adverb

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Completely: he was induced to part out and out with all the money
More example sentences
  • The three viable alleles fail to complement out and out.
  • Some guys in the heat of the day were faster than us out and out by themselves.
  • Forgive my failing memory but wasn't poll tax abandoned because so many people just out and out refused to do it (pay poll tax)?

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