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Whereas a man of 70 who still talks and thinks like a drunken teenage footballer on the pull is downright dangerous. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Sometimes it's done with a grudging sense of approval, sometimes downright horror. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The same can be said for bad decor, or anything that's just downright poor taste. The Sun (2016)He could appear sinister or just downright silly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When things were good they were amazing but when things got bad they were downright nasty. The Sun (2010)She looks sensational but her advice on nutrition is downright dangerous. The Sun (2010)And sometimes their recollections are not just dodgy but downright misleading. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The good days have been regularly interspersed with indifferent or downright bad ones. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Within them has hardened a protective conservatism that views the society in which they live with misunderstanding and sometimes downright hostility. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It can also be downright terrifying. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But he also knows his methods are controversial and that some of his colleagues regard them as irresponsible if not downright dangerous. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It may not be pretty - in fact it might be downright ugly early on. The Sun (2015)Most indigenous groups viewed the invaders with unease, suspicion or downright hatred. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In fact, they are downright ugly. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Japanese trends appear to go for eccentric over elegant... and sometimes downright ugly. The Sun (2015)Not only is the smiley picture distasteful, it is just downright creepy. The Sun (2015)His opinions were downright, if sometimes downright wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can guarantee that the products they have recommended are unsuitable, if not downright dangerous. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Find out the good, bad and downright ugly of what awaits the team and fans next summer. The Sun (2013) Often she is downright perverse. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The outside is downright ugly. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some stores are downright ugly. The Sun (2012)The Bible is the book of supreme love, but it is at the same time altogether frank and downright. Christianity Today (2000)The overuse of statistics - often downright misleading rather than coldly factual - has virtually killed political eloquence in this country. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: downright ADVERB
You use downright to emphasize unpleasant or bad qualities or behaviour.
...ideas that would have been downright dangerous if put into practice.
Definition of downright from the Collins English Dictionary
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