Downright Down"right`, a. 1. Plain; direct; forthright; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he spoke in his downright way. [1913 Webster]

A man of plain, downright character. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as, downright atheism.

Syn: honest-to-goodness. [1913 Webster]

The downright impossibilities charged upon it. --South. [1913 Webster]

Gloomy fancies which in her amounted to downright insanity. --Prescott. -- {Down"right`ly}, adv. -- {Down"right`ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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