Definition of 'outright'
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He has already turned down two offers to buy the club outright because he is keen to remain involved. The Sun (2016)It seemed a more fruitful way to approach Momentum than outright hostility. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You will still have to pay solicitor's fees and stamp duty, as with buying a home outright. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I'm thinking of just asking her outright: will you marry me one day? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Entrepreneurs can rent access to powerful software, rather than having to buy it outright, making it cheaper to set up and run a business. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then he had lied to me outright. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Call on your powers of being the peacemaker and refuse outright to get involved in pointless rows. The Sun (2016)Here we consider renting rather than buying a car outright can help more cash. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her only disappointment was to miss an outright majority for her party. The Sun (2013)That is the maximum holding a suitor could buy without making an outright offer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can increase your share until you own your property outright. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is not a land where outright military victory comes easily or swiftly. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some soldiers lied outright and said it was quiet and peaceful. Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War (2006)Airlines are more inclined to lease aircraft rather than buy them outright. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Anyone who becomes too vocal in promoting its benefits risks triggering hostility and outright opposition. Bad Food Britain (2006)Or you may be refused outright. The Sun (2014)But often this brutality only provoked dogged resistance and outright rejection of the soldiers' beliefs. Christianity Today (2000)It is entirely possible that none of the main parties will secure an outright majority or be able to patch together a coalition. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But without an outright victory against a formal challenger, how can he clear the air? Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is not a celebration of the American way, nor an outright condemnation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But this, apparently, was met with an outright rejection. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was unclear last night whether failure to pass the English language test would lead to outright refusal to come to Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2008)All families making special holiday requests, possibly to allow wounds time to heal, are asked outright whether they plan to cut their daughters. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Trends of 'outright'
In Common Usage. outright is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'outright'
British English: outright ADJECTIVE
You use outright to describe behaviour and actions that are open and direct, rather than indirect.
He finally resorted to an outright lie.
Definition of outright from the Collins English Dictionary
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