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outright

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ˈaʊtraɪt/
total, clear, and certain: an outright ban on smoking an outright lie an outright victory Complete and wholeVery and extreme
outright
 
 
/ˌaʊtˈraɪt/ adverb
She needs 51% of the vote to win outright. He was killed outright (= immediately) when the car hit him.
Translations of “outright”
in Chinese (Traditional) 完全的,徹底的…
in Russian полный, отъявленный…
in Turkish tam, açık, ortada…
in Chinese (Simplified) 完全的,彻底的…
in Polish całkowity, bezapelacyjny…
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