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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 down·right /-ˌraɪt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Down·right adv.
 1. Straight down; perpendicularly.
 2. In plain terms; without ceremony.
    We shall chide downright, if I longer stay.   --Shak.
 3. Without delay; at once; completely. [Obs.]
    She fell downright into a fit.   --Arbuthnot.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Down·right, a.
 1. Plain; direct; forthright; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he spoke in his downright way.
    A man of plain, downright character.   --Sir W. Scott.
 2. Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as, downright atheism.
 Syn: -- honest-to-goodness.
    The downright impossibilities charged upon it.   --South.
    Gloomy fancies which in her amounted to downright insanity.   --Prescott.
 -- Down*right*ly, adv. -- Down*right*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: characterized by plain blunt honesty; "a downright answer";
             "a downright kind of person"
      2: 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" [syn: absolute, out-and-out(a), rank(a),
         right-down, sheer(a)]
      adv : thoroughgoing; "he is outright dishonest"