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down·right

 (doun′rīt′)
adj.
1. Thoroughgoing; unequivocal: a downright lie.
2. Forthright; candid.
adv.
Thoroughly; absolutely.

downright

(ˈdaʊnˌraɪt)
adj
1. frank or straightforward; blunt: downright speech.
2. archaic directed or pointing straight down
adv, adj (prenominal)
(intensifier): a downright certainty; downright rude.
ˈdownˌrightly adv
ˈdownˌrightness n

down•right

(ˈdaʊnˌraɪt)

adv.
1. completely; thoroughly: downright angry.
adj.
2. thorough; absolute.
3. frank; straightforward.
4. Archaic. directed straight down.
[1175–1225]
down′right`ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.downright - characterized by plain blunt honesty; "a downright answer"; "a downright kind of person"
honest, honorable - not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent; "honest lawyers"; "honest reporting"
2.downright - complete and without restriction or qualificationdownright - complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers; "absolute freedom"; "an absolute dimwit"; "a downright lie"; "out-and-out mayhem"; "an out-and-out lie"; "a rank outsider"; "many right-down vices"; "got the job through sheer persistence"; "sheer stupidity"
complete - having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting"
Adv.1.downright - thoroughgoing; "he is outright dishonest"
intensifier, intensive - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

downright

adjective
2. blunt, open, frank, plain, straightforward, sincere, outspoken, honest, candid, forthright, upfront (informal), straight-from-the-shoulder a simple, downright chap with no rhetorical airs about him

downright

adjective
Translations
بِصَراحَه، بِكُلِّ مَعْنى الكَلِمَهصَريح، واضِح، بِصَراحَه
naprostývyloženěvyloženývýslovně
fuldkommen
algerhreinn og beinn, alger
vyložene
bütünüyletam anlamıylatam anlamıyla tamamen

downright

[ˈdaʊnraɪt]
A. ADJ [nonsense, lie] → patente, manifiesto; [refusal] → categórico
B. ADV [rude, angry] → realmente

downright

[ˈdaʊnraɪt]
adj (= out-and-out) [rudeness, hostility] → franc(franche); [lie] → pur(e) et simple
adv (= positively) → carrément, purement et simplementdown-river downriver [ˌdaʊnˈrɪvər]
adven aval
to be down-river from [+ place] → être en aval de
to move down-river → descendre le courant
adj (= downstream) [city, building] → en aval

downright

[ˈdaʊnˌraɪt]
1. adj (person, manner) → franco/a; (lie, liar) → bell'e buono/a; (refusal) → categorico/a, assoluto/a
2. adv (rude, disgusting) → davvero

down1

(daun) adverb
1. towards or in a low or lower position, level or state. He climbed down to the bottom of the ladder.
2. on or to the ground. The little boy fell down and cut his knee.
3. from earlier to later times. The recipe has been handed down in our family for years.
4. from a greater to a smaller size, amount etc. Prices have been going down steadily.
5. towards or in a place thought of as being lower, especially southward or away from a centre. We went down from Glasgow to Bristol.
preposition
1. in a lower position on. Their house is halfway down the hill.
2. to a lower position on, by, through or along. Water poured down the drain.
3. along. The teacher's gaze travelled slowly down the line of children.
verb
to finish (a drink) very quickly, especially in one gulp. He downed a pint of beer.
ˈdownward adjective
leading, moving etc down. a downward curve.
ˈdownward(s) adverb
towards a lower position or state. The path led downward (s) towards the sea.
down-and-ˈout noun, adjective
(a person) having no money and no means of earning a living. a hostel for down-and-outs.
ˌdown-at-ˈheel adjective
shabby, untidy and not well looked after or well-dressed.
ˈdowncast adjective
(of a person) depressed; in low spirits. a downcast expression.
ˈdownfall noun
a disastrous fall, especially a final failure or ruin. the downfall of our hopes.
ˌdownˈgrade verb
to reduce to a lower level, especially of importance. His job was downgraded.
ˌdownˈhearted adjective
depressed and in low spirits, especially lacking the inclination to carry on with something. Don't be downhearted! – we may yet win.
ˌdownˈhill adverb
1. down a slope. The road goes downhill all the way from our house to yours.
2. towards a worse and worse state. We expected him to die, I suppose, because he's been going steadily downhill for months.
downˈhill racing noun
racing downhill on skis.
downˈhill skiing noun
ˌdown-in-the-ˈmouth adjective
miserable; in low spirits.
down payment
a payment in cash, especially to begin the purchase of something for which further payments will be made over a period of time.
ˈdownpour noun
a very heavy fall of rain.
ˈdownright adverb
plainly; there's no other word for it. I think he was downright rude!
adjective
He is a downright nuisance!
ˈdownstairs adjective
, ˌdownˈstairsadverb on or towards a lower floor. He walked downstairs; I left my book downstairs; a downstairs flat.
ˌdownˈstream adverb
further along a river towards the sea. We found/rowed the boat downstream.
ˌdown-to-ˈearth adjective
practical and not concerned with theories, ideals etc. She is a sensible, down-to-earth person.
ˈdowntown adjective
(American) the part (of a city) containing the main centres for business and shopping. downtown Manhattan.
ˌdownˈtown adverb
(also down town) in or towards this area. to go downtown; I was down town yesterday.
ˈdown-trodden adjective
badly treated; treated without respect. a down-trodden wife.
be/go down with
to be or become ill with. The children all went down with measles.
down on one's luck
having bad luck.
down tools
to stop working. When the man was sacked his fellow workers downed tools and walked out.
down with
get rid of. Down with the dictator!
get down to
to begin working seriously at or on. I must get down to some letters!
suit (someone) down to the ground
to suit perfectly. That arrangement will suit me down to the ground.
References in classic literature ?
Knowell says this because Bobadill and Downright have had a quarrel, and Downright wishes to fight the Captain.
Downright English am I, Sir Knight, and downright English was my patron St Dunstan, and scorned oc and oui, as he would have scorned the parings of the devil's hoof downright English alone shall be sung in this cell.
Evasion was the only escape your present life had left her, from telling a downright falsehood.
I mean to put him to a downright good school at Midsummer.
No town-bred dandy will compare with a country-bred one -- I mean a downright bumpkin dandy --a fellow that, in the dog-days, will mow his two acres in buckskin gloves for fear of tanning his hands.
My good Utterson," said the doctor, "this is very good of you, this is downright good of you, and I cannot find words to thank you in.
to receive this sort of welcome, emphasized by obtrusive hand-shakings, sometimes actually by downright kissings of my wife, and then to look round and see that not one in thirty of these very people had brought their unmarried daughters to the ball, was, I honestly believe, to see civilized human nature in its basest conceivable aspect.
To fill up a work with these scraps may, indeed, be considered as a downright cheat on the learned world, who are by such means imposed upon to buy a second time, in fragments and by retail, what they have already in gross, if not in their memories, upon their shelves; and it is still more cruel upon the illiterate, who are drawn in to pay for what is of no manner of use to them.
And I can tell ye it is a downright pleasure to handle an animal like this, well-bred, well-mannered, well-cared-for; bless ye
A prince is also respected when he is either a true friend or a downright enemy, that is to say, when, without any reservation, he declares himself in favour of one party against the other; which course will always be more advantageous than standing neutral; because if two of your powerful neighbours come to blows, they are of such a character that, if one of them conquers, you have either to fear him or not.
I have not a doubt but that the girl took this opportunity of making downright love to him.
Isabel's gravity was not proof against this very downright question.