In every respect; absolute; without question: an out-and-out crook
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.