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 (out′rīt′, -rīt′)
1. Without reservation or qualification; openly: finally responded outright to the question.
2. Completely and entirely; wholly: denied the charges outright.
3. At once; straightway: were killed outright in the crash.
4. Without additional payments owing, constraints, or stipulations: owns the property outright.
adj. (out′rīt′)
1. Presented without reservation; unqualified: an outright gift.
a. Complete; total: outright victory.
b. Thoroughgoing; out-and-out: outright viciousness; an outright coward.
3. Made without constraints, stipulations, or additional payments owed: outright sale of the property.

out′right′ly adv.
out′right′ness n.
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in an outright manner
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