Meaning of “outright” in the English Dictionary

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outrightadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈɑʊtˈrɑɪt, ˈaʊtˌraɪt/

directly and plainly, or immediately instead of in stages:

They bought their car outright.
I told him outright that I think he is making a mistake.
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈɑʊtˌrɑɪt/

Environmentalists are asking for an outright ban on logging in the old-growth forest.

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