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American English: /ˈaʊtraɪt/
British English: /ˈaʊtrʌɪt/

Translation of outright in Spanish:

adjective before noun

  • 1 (complete, total)
    he told an outright lie
    mintió descaradamente
    Example sentences
    • These ranged from open derision to outright firings, and even attempts to rescind earned degrees.
    • An outright refusal would, of course, have ignited claims of prejudice and condemnation by the the liberal press, ever on the lookout for a stick to beat established institutions.
    • But outright refusal often gets people labelled as freaks or loonies, and correspondingly discredits the challenges they deliver in the eyes of those they address them to.
    Example sentences
    • Between outright war and total appeasement there are various degrees of pressure that can be applied.
    • I, and many others, must say that enough is enough, and nothing short of a total outright ban would be acceptable
    • These views can be hard to tell apart: the distinction between radical transformation and outright abolition is not clear-cut.
    Example sentences
    • It is a sign of the times for the struggling County Champions that their sole ambition over four days against Somerset was to emerge with a draw rather than a defeat but nothing short of outright victory was what was really required.
    • But even though he said the Tories had their best chance for 24 years to regain control, he stopped short of forecasting outright victory for his party.
    • But the USA took outright victory because of a higher number of second places, 14-6.


  • 1 (completely)
    Example sentences
    • It was unanimously agreed that the Minister's proposal be rejected outright in its entirety.
    • I expect hookahs to be banned outright before long in California; the possibility of holes being poked in the smoke-allergy argument is too dangerous.
    • He said that the report commissioned by the Government had not found any justification to ban the sport outright and that a joint committee had recently indicated such a ban would be in contravention of human rights laws.
    Example sentences
    • For example, he declared outright that artistic directors have to back winners at the expense of exciting creativity.
    • But many were alarmingly sincere and outright delusional that their opportunity had come knocking.
    • You explained truthfully and outright what you wanted between us last night and it makes sense.
  • 3 (in ownership) she owns the house outright
    la casa es suya (sin gravámenes)
    they offered to buy the play outright
    le propusieron comprarle todos los derechos de la obra
  • 4 (instantly)
    en el acto
    Example sentences
    • Nine horse were killed outright and are now being slaughtered for their meat, and another twenty-eight are sorely injured, and will soon have to be butchered.
    • Eleven people were killed outright, including a family of four.
    • Most habitat and wildlife will be killed outright and retained pockets will be so small, scattered and pressurised by the surrounding development, that wildlife value will quickly deteriorate.
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