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Definition of Downright

  • Straight down; perpendicularly.
  • In plain terms; without ceremony.
  • Plain; direct; forthright; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he spoke in his downright way.
  • Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as, downright atheism.
  • thoroughgoing

How to use downright in a sentence. Downright pronunciation.

Is the _Stage_, as 'tis now manag'd, any thing else but a downright Rebellion against God and his Holy Religion?
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And therefore not doubting but both of you pretend to be Christians, for I am told you go constantly to Church, I adjure you by his Name whom you profess, to tell me how you can answer it to him, or to your own Consciences, to Live in downright Disobedience to his holy Laws, and in defiance to the known Laws of the Land?
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Some of the inmates are merely abnormal; others are downright mad.
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And I made him downright ashamed of himself.
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Well, there was the awkward and unaccountable fact that he _felt_ himself obliged to marry her; that, when he seemed to be preparing resistance, downright shame rendered it impossible.
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It's a long time since I heard such downright, hearty, solid swearing.
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But this is downright madness-such a night as this!
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He had always struck her as a comely man, and, her education notwithstanding, she never perceived in his remarks that downright imbecility which excited Nancy's derision.
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Would you believe that a sister of that silly little Miss. French has just been here-a downright.
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Yet the thought and anxiety and downright hard labour for a good twelve hours out of the twenty-four!
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That which is progress to-day, may it not one hundred years hence have become mere routine, and a downright trammel?
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Though a Legitimist from personal affections, I am a downright Liberal in principles.
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We so willingly slip the collar of command upon any pretence whatever, and are so ready to usurp upon dominion, every one does so naturally aspire to liberty and power, that no utility whatever derived from the wit or valour of those he employs ought to be so dear to a superior as a downright and sincere obedience.
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Discover what there is of good and clean in the bottom of the po Downright and sincere obedience Every day travels towards death; the last only arrives at it.
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As he grew up he had learned to know his uncle; Philip was downright and intolerant, and he could not understand that a man might sincerely say things as a clergyman which he never acted up to as a man.
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Philip could not help reddening when he told a downright lie.
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Philip was not sorry to see him off, for he was a downright person and it irritated him that anybody should not know his own mind.
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You seem to furnish in downright contempt of the women you invite to sit in the room.
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Forcing is dangerous, when it is not downright useless.
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Masters, I am come hither, as it were, upon my man's instigation, to prove him a knave and myself an honest man; and touching the Duke of York, I will take my death, I never meant him any ill, nor the king, nor the queen;-and therefore, Peter, have at thee with a downright blow! YORK.
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Examples of Downright

Example #1
Are not the Plays, (if not by Design) yet by a natural and necessary Consequence, an _undermining_ of his Laws, and an _Attempt_ upon his Government?
Example #2
Is not this then the very Case I am speaking of?
Example #3
With much more Preachment to the same Purpose, too long to repeat.
Example #4
And that you will not dispence your Favours, likewise to others?
Example #5
The household is such a menagerie that it is no wonder that the German translation of this novel is called "Tollhaus oder Herrenhaus"?
Example #6
There is not a natural or a normal character in the entire book, and not one of the persons holds the reader's sympathy, though frequent drafts are made on his pity.