outright

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English outright, equivalent to out +‎ right.

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  • (adverb): enPR: out-rītʹ, IPA(key): /aʊtˈɹaɪt/
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  • (adjective, verb): enPR: outʹrīt, IPA(key): /ˈaʊtɹaɪt/
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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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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.
    I made an outright purchase of the house.
    They don't seek outright independence, but rather greater autonomy.

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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”, in New York Times[1]:
      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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