Meaning of “downright” in the English Dictionary

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"downright" in British English

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downrightadjective [ before noun ], adverb

uk /ˈdaʊn.raɪt/ us /ˈdaʊn.raɪt/ informal

(especially of something bad) extremely or very great:

I think the way she was treated is a downright disgrace.
She's being downright unhelpful and obstructive.
The working conditions are unhealthy, if not downright (= and probably extremely) dangerous.

(Definition of “downright” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"downright" in American English

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downrightadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈdɑʊnˌrɑɪt/

actually or completely:

Their working conditions were downright unhealthy.

(Definition of “downright” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)