AskDefine | Define outright

Dictionary Definition

outright adj : without reservation or exception [syn: straight-out, unlimited] adv
1 without restrictions or stipulations or further payments; "buy outright"
2 without reservation or concealment; "she asked him outright for a divorce"
3 without any delay; "he was killed outright" [syn: instantaneously, instantly, in a flash]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Wholly, completely and entirely.
    I refute those allegations outright.
  2. Openly and without reservation.
    I have just responded outright to that question.
  3. At once.
    Two people died outright and one more later.
  4. With no outstanding conditions.
    I have bought the house outright,



  1. Unqualified and unreserved.
    I demand an outright apology.
  2. Total or complete.
    We achieved outright domination.
  3. Having no outstanding conditions
    I made an outright purchase of the house.
Finnish: selvä (2,3)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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