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downright

adjective

1 downright

Characterized by plain blunt honesty.

Roget 525: manifest, apparent; salient, striking, demonstrative, prominent, in the foreground, notable, pronounced.    flagrant; notorious etc. (public) ... show more

Roget 703: artless, natural, pure, native, confiding, simple, lain, inartificial, untutored, unsophisticated, ingenu, unaffected, naive; sincere, ... show more



2 downright

Complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers:
— A downright lie.

synonyms: absolute, out-and-out, rank, right-down, sheer.

Roget 31: great; greater etc. 33; large, considerable, fair, above par; big, huge etc. (large in size) 192; ... show more

adverb

1 downright

Thoroughgoing.

Roget 31: truly etc. (truth) 494 [in a positive degree]; decidedly, unequivocally, purely, absolutely, seriously, essentially, fundamentally, radically, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: a outrance, absolute, absolutely, admitting no exception, adown, all out, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-out, all-pervading, arrant, artless, below, beyond all bounds, beyond compare, beyond comparison, beyond measure, bluff, blunt, bold ... show more.

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