Down"right` (?), adv.

1.

Straight down; perpendicularly.

2.

In plain terms; without ceremony.

We shall chide downright, id I longer stay. Shak.

3.

Without delay; at once; completely.

[Obs.]

She fell downright into a fit. Arbuthnot.

 

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Down"right`, a.

1.

Plain; direct; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he spoke in his downright way.

A man of plain, downright character. Sir W. Scott.

2.

Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as, downright atheism.

The downright impossibilities charged upon it. South.

Gloomy fancies which in her amounted to downright insanity. Prescott.

-- Down"right`ly, adv. -- Down"right`ness, n.

 

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