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English definition of “downright”


adjective [before noun], adverb     /ˈdaʊn.raɪt/ informal
(especially of something bad) extremely or very great: I think the way she's been treated is a downright disgrace. She's being downright difficult and obstructive. These working conditions are unhealthy, if not downright (= and probably extremely) dangerous.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
(Definition of downright adjectiveadverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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