outright outright  /ˈaʊ ˈtraɪt/


  1. (adj) without reservation or exception
  2. (adv) without restrictions or stipulations or further payments
  3. (adv) without reservation or concealment
  4. (adv) without any delay


  1. So, in the days before Thanksgiving, Obama began to move if not to take charge outright, then at least to preview what things will be like when he does take over in January.
  2. We don't outright invent history, but often it is made by the questions we ask.
  3. It can be an outright subsidy, a grant, real estate, a low-interest loan or a government service.


  1. Panhandling ban in city parks?

    Manteca is exploring whether the city can outright ban solicitation of all types in Manteca’s 54 municipal parks.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Manteca Bulletin

  2. Profiling Jose Mourinho's Support Staff at Chelsea and What They Bring

    The man himself is an outright genius, we all know that. But what exactly makes Jose Mourinho the perfect coach to have at Chelsea ? Some argue that it's his man-management skills. Others say that his tactical nous is unrivaled in the professional game. Judging by his success in his 11-year tenure as a manager, it would be hard to disagree with either of those points. Yet, the humble Portuguese ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. Angels Outright Chris Nelson To Triple-A

    THURSDAY: Nelson has cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake, according to Angels director of communications Eric Kay (on Twitter). MONDAY: The Angels have designated infielder Chris Nelson for assignment in order to clear a 25-man roster spot for Peter Bourjos, who has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MLB Trade Rumors

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  1. "Far too often spending is plagued by massive cost overruns, outright fraud and the absence of oversight and accountability," said Obama, who campaigned on promises of sweeping change and greater accountability in Washington.
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters

  2. "We are in the midst of one of the most challenging summer concert seasons, with many tours being cancelled outright," said Lilith co-founder and Nettwerk executive Terry McBride in a news release.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Terry McBride Source: Montreal Gazette

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