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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsadverb: /ˌaʊtˈraɪt/ /ˈaʊtraɪt/, adjective: /ˈaʊtraɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/adj. ˈaʊtˌraɪt; adv. ˈaʊtˈraɪt, -ˌraɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(adj. outrīt′; adv. outrīt, -rīt′)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
out•right /adj. ˈaʊtˌraɪt; adv. ˈaʊtˈraɪt, -ˌraɪt/USA pronunciation   adj. [before a noun]
  1. complete;
    total:an outright victory.
  2. open;
    direct;
    not hiding or holding something back:He issued an outright denial.

adv. 
  1. completely;
    entirely:We own the house outright.
  2. without holding anything back:Ask her outright for a raise.
  3. at once;
    instantly:Three were killed outright.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
out•right  (adj. outrīt′;adv. outrīt, -rīt′),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. complete or total:an outright loss.
  2. downright or unqualified:an outright refusal.
  3. without further payments due, restrictions, or qualifications:an outright sale of the car.
  4. [Archaic.]directed straight out or on.

adv. 
  1. completely;
    entirely.
  2. without restraint, reserve, or concealment;
    openly:Tell me outright what's bothering you.
  3. at once;
    instantly:to be killed outright.
  4. without further payments due, restrictions, or qualifications:to own the house outright.
  5. [Archaic.]straight out or ahead;
    directly onward.
outright′ness, n. 
  • 1250–1300; Middle English; see out, right
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . downright, utterly, altogether, thoroughly.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
outright adj /ˈaʊtˌraɪt/(prenominal)
  1. without qualifications or limitations: outright ownership
  2. complete; total
  3. straightforward; direct
adv /ˌaʊtˈraɪt/
  1. without restrictions
  2. without reservation or concealment: ask outright
  3. instantly: he was killed outright
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