- s characterized by plain blunt honesty
a downright answer
a downright kind of person
- s complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
a downright lie
- r thoroughgoing
- 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.
- It is shameful and downright perverse for the McCain campaign to use a bill that was written to protect young children from sexual predators as a recycled and discredited .
- Some school boards are beginning to get downright unreasonable about requirements for a high school diploma.
News & Articles
- '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.
June 12, 2013 - KATU Portland
- 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
June 12, 2013 - Nasdaq
- 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
June 11, 2013 - The Fayette Citizen
- Patrick Swayze in SouthFlorida.com
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.
- Sarah Palin in ABC News
Such a system is downright evil,Palin wrote on her page, which has nearly 700,000 supporters.
- Al Franken in Grand Forks Herald
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."