Meaning of “outright” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective [ always before noun ] uk us /ˈaʊtraɪt/

total, clear, and certain:

an outright ban on smoking
an outright lie
an outright victory
outright uk us /ˌaʊtˈraɪt/ adverb

She needs 51% of the vote to win outright.
He was killed outright (= immediately) when the car hit him.

(Definition of “outright” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)