- without qualifications or limitations ⇒
- complete; total ⇒
an outright lie
- straightforward; direct ⇒
an outright manner
- without restrictions ⇒
- without reservation or concealment ⇒
- instantly ⇒
he was killed outright
- (obsolete) straight ahead or out
View thesaurus entry
, face to face
, straight from the shoulder
, to the full
, without hesitation
, to the hilt
, one hundred per cent
, without restraint
, lock, stock and barrel
Translations for 'outright'
- British English: outright You use outright to describe behaviour and actions that are open and direct, rather than indirect. ADJECTIVEHe finally resorted to an outright lie.
- Brazilian Portuguese: completo
- Chinese: 直率的
- European Spanish: rotundo rotunda
- French: pur pure
- German: klar
- Italian: completo completa
- Japanese: 明白な
- Korean: 노골적인
- Portuguese: completo completa
- Spanish: rotundo rotunda
Example Sentences Including 'outright'
But his hammer travelled on, crashing into the giant's head and killing him outright.
The Gods of Asgard
But the Bishop is still talking and he promises a third way between the extremes of traditional belief and outright scepticism.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
For a moment she considered sending a message back, then decided that she needed to talk to Rhodry outright.
A Time of War
Our employer only uses him as a go-between, rather than pension him off outright.
Miss Melville Regrets
Rather than outright opposition to growth or development, any support for such a programme is subject to numerous caveats.
Singh parred the next four holes and then took the outright lead when he holed out a bunker shot at the par three 16th.
Irish Times (2002)
The Treasury sought to play down the report, while stopping short of an outright denial.
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2004)
The cartel may even unveil an outright reduction in production quotas, he said.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Without resorting to an outright lie, she said, "I'll do my best.
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