outright

[ adjective out-rahyt; adverb out-rahyt, -rahyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF outright
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OUTRIGHT

Why don't you say outright that you want me to marry Mabel Lanfarne?

That thought has manned me and upheld me when anguish was near to slaying me outright.

I refused him outright, and of course, he couldn't believe it.

No wild hope of love would prevent him, now, from killing me outright.

You do that because you daren't say outright you mean to have everything your own way.

Had he killed Barney Mallan outright, it would have been the same.

I say outright whatever I think, whether it sets well or not.

Tatsu would have defied him, outright, but Um's words remained with him.

I could have been happy had the paper said outright, “Tim is the son of Terence Gorman.”

But to Gordon's trained eyes, there was plenty of outright rottenness, too.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "completely, entirely; openly, directly; at once, without hesitation," from out (adv.) + right (adj.1)). Meaning "all at once" is attested from c.1600. As an adjective, "direct, downright," from 1530s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OUTRIGHT

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.