down-right

downright

[doun-rahyt]
adjective
1.
thorough; absolute; out-and-out: a downright falsehood.
2.
frankly direct; straightforward: a downright person.
3.
Archaic. directed straight downward: a downright blow.
adverb
4.
completely or thoroughly: I'm not just upset—I'm downright angry.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English; see down1, right

downrightly, adverb
downrightness, noun


2. candid, forthright, open, frank, blunt.
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downright (ˈdaʊnˌraɪt)
 
adj
1.  frank or straightforward; blunt: downright speech
2.  archaic directed or pointing straight down
 
adv, —adj
3.  (intensifier): a downright certainty; downright rude
 
'downrightly
 
adv
 
'downrightness
 
n

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downright
c.1200, straight down, from down (adv.) + right (adj.1). Meaning thoroughly attested from c.1300.
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