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outright

Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtraɪt/

Translation of outright in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

(before noun/delante del nombre)
  • 1.1 (complete, total) [refusal/opposition] rotundo, total, categórico; [hostility] declarado, abierto; [contempt] total, absoluto; [majority] claro; [winner] indiscutido; [lie] descarado 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.
    1.2 [ownership] absoluto

adverb/adverbio

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