downright

The adjective downright is used to emphasize something, or to mean "utterly." For example, you could say that your brother's loud and junky old car is a downright embarrassment.

Downright works as an adjective or adverb, so you can describe your dad's brownies as downright delicious, your sister's terrible jokes as downright awful, or your loss of the spelling bee as a downright disgrace. In the thirteenth century, downright meant "straight down," but it had changed by 1300, to instead mean "thoroughly."

Definitions of downright
  1. adjective
    complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
    “a downright lie”
    synonyms: absolute, out-and-out, rank, right-down, sheer
    complete
    having every necessary or normal part or component or step
  2. adverb
    thoroughgoing
    “he is downright dishonest”
  3. adjective
    characterized by plain blunt honesty
    “a downright answer”
    “a downright kind of person”
    Synonyms:
    honest, honorable
    not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
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