downright downright  /ˈdaʊn ˌraɪt/


  1. (adj) characterized by plain blunt honesty
  2. (adj) complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
  3. (adv) thoroughgoing


  1. Edward's critics claim his feats are merely illusions created by standard magicians' ploys--helped along, they charge, by a few tactics that are downright underhanded.
  2. Some school boards are beginning to get downright unreasonable about requirements for a high school diploma.
  3. They resemble the wedgies worn by the screaming queen of a King Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, and to conservative eyes they seem grotesque, if not downright decadent.


  1. Are Foreign Markets Too Risky Right Now? - Real Time Insight

    While stock trading in the U.S. hasn't exactly been great the past few weeks, it has been downright brutal in markets beyond American shores. Major indexes in foreign nations were hit hard by
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. 'Representative Beefcake' juggles politics, show business

    It sounded downright scandalous when word came out that pictures of a topless politician surfaced online, but state Rep. Mike Hope is not only talking about the topless, greased-up photos, he says he actually posted them himself.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KATU Portland

  3. Missing Mr. Bobo

    To be just downright honest, I never expected to miss him this much. And, if the deeper truth be told, perhaps it isn’t just the loss of a singular man, though great and admirable he was. Maybe it’s the combined losses of those three who sat together on the church pew in the third row. Perhaps that’s what makes the grief so profound and long lasting. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Fayette Citizen


  1. "I have searched for quite a long time to find a character that is this multi-layered, unpredictable and downright entertaining, as well as a project this current and cutting-edged," Swayze said in a statement.
    on Jun 10, 2006 By: Patrick Swayze Source:

  2. "Such a system is downright evil," Palin wrote on her page, which has nearly 700,000 supporters.
    on Aug 7, 2009 By: Sarah Palin Source: ABC News

  3. "I wrote a lot of jokes," Franken told delegates. "Some of them weren't funny. Some of them weren't appropriate. Some of them were downright offensive."
    on Jun 7, 2008 By: Al Franken Source: Grand Forks Herald

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