outright

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English out +‎ right

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (adverb): enPR: out-rītʹ, IPA(key): /aʊtˈraɪt/
  • (adjective, verb): enPR: outʹrīt, IPA(key): /ˈaʊtraɪt/

Adverb[edit]

outright (not comparable)

  1. Wholly, completely and entirely.
    I refute those allegations outright.
  2. Openly and without reservation.
    I have just responded outright to that question.
  3. At once.
    Two people died outright and one more later.
  4. With no outstanding conditions.
    I have bought the house outright.
  5. (informal) Blatantly; inexcusably.
    That was an outright stupid thing to say.

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Adjective[edit]

outright (not comparable)

  1. Unqualified and unreserved.
    I demand an outright apology.
  2. Total or complete.
    We achieved outright domination.
    Truths, half truths and outright lies.
    With little effort they found dozens of outright lies.
    He found a pattern of non-transparency and outright deception.
  3. Having no outstanding conditions.
    • Deutsche Bundesbank, Outright transactions
      According to the general rules for Eurosystem monetary policy instruments and procedures, the outright purchase and sale of securities on the market (outright transactions) are among the standard open market operations used within the Eurosystem’s monetary policy framework.
    I made an outright purchase of the house.
    They don't seek outright independence, but rather greater autonomy.

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Verb[edit]

outright (third-person singular simple present outrights, present participle outrighting, simple past and past participle outrighted)

  1. (sports) To release a player outright, without conditions.
    • 2007 August 30, Ben Shpigel, “Martínez to Audition for Mets’ Brain Trust”, New York Times:
      Sandy Alomar Jr. cleared waivers and was outrighted to Class AA Binghamton in preparation for his promotion when rosters expand Saturday.

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