outright


outright
I. adverb 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.

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