, a. 1. Plain; direct; forthright; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he spoke in his downright way.
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A man of plain, downright character.
Sir W. Scott.
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2. Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as, downright atheism.
Syn. -- honest-to-goodness. [1913 Webster]

The downright impossibilities charged upon it.
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Gloomy fancies which in her amounted to downright insanity.

-- Down"right`ly, adv. -- Down"right`ness, n.
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