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Downright meaning

downright - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. thoroughgoing; " he is outright dishonest"
  2. 2. Straight down; perpendicularly.
  3. 3. In plain terms; without ceremony.
  4. 4. Without delay; at once; completely.
  5. 5. Plain; direct; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he spoke in his downright way.
  6. 6. Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as, downright atheism.
  7. 7. Plain; blunt; candid; sincere.
  8. 8. Plainly; truly.

downright - examples of usage

  1. So convinced is he that I am his guide, protector, and true master, that if I were to give him a downright scolding or even a thrashing he would think it was all right and go on just the same. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. And, short of a downright lie, Mangan saw no way of refusing her. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. You had to speak the downright truth to her- when she looked at you with those clear hazel eyes; little make- believes of flattery were of no use at all. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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