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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)

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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)
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