Date: 14th century
1. archaic straight ahead ; directly
2. in entirety ; completely <rejected the proposal outright> 3. without restraint or reservation <laughed outright> 4. on the spot ; instantaneously <was killed outright> 5. without lien or encumbrance <purchased the property outright for cash> II. adjective Date: 1532 1. a. being completely or exactly what is stated <an outright lie> b. given without reservation <outright grants for research> c. made without encumbrance or lien <an outright sale> 2. archaic proceeding directly onward • outrightly adverb
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.