from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Thoroughgoing; unequivocal: a downright lie.
- adj. Forthright; candid.
- adv. Thoroughly; absolutely.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Directed vertically; coming straight down.
- adj. Directly to the point; plain; unambiguous; unevasive.
- adj. Using plain direct language; accustomed to express opinions directly and bluntly; blunt.
- adj. Complete; absolute; utter.
- adv. Really; actually; quite; thoroughly; utterly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Straight down; perpendicularly.
- adv. In plain terms; without ceremony.
- adv. Without delay; at once; completely.
- adj. Plain; direct; forthright; unceremonious; blunt; positive.
- adj. Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Right down; straight down; perpendicularly.
- In plain terms; without ceremony or circumlocution.
- Completely; thoroughly; utterly: as, he is downright mad.
- Forthwith; without delay; at once.
- Directed vertically; coming straight down.
- Directly to the point; plain; unambiguous; unevasive.
- Using plain, direct language; accustomed to express opinions directly and bluntly; blunt.
- Complete; absolute; utter.
- n. One of the lower qualities or sorts of a fleece of wool.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. thoroughgoing
- adj. characterized by plain blunt honesty
- adj. complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
From Middle English, equivalent to down- + right. (Wiktionary)