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Definition of Downright

Downright

  1. Straight down; perpendicularly.
  2. In plain terms; without ceremony.
  3. Without delay; at once; completely.
  4. Plain; direct; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he spoke in his downright way.
  5. Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as, downright atheism.

Downright Quotations

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
Patrick Henry

All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
John Adams

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.
H. L. Mencken

America is just downright mean.
Michelle Obama

When you take a look at the problems our country is facing, debt is No. 1. The math is downright scary and the credit markets aren't going to keep on giving us cheap rates.
Paul Ryan
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Downright Translations

downright in German is absolut, rechts unten
downright in Swedish is fullkomligt

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