outright

outright
out|right1 [ aut`raıt ] adverb
1. ) without hiding your feelings:
I told them outright that they had to leave.
He smiled, then laughed outright.
2. ) used for emphasizing that something happens or is done completely at one time or in a single process:
They can't afford to buy the house outright (=pay the total cost in one payment).
be killed outright
to die immediately from an accident or injury:
The driver was killed outright.
outright
out|right 2 [ `aut,raıt ] adjective only before noun
1. ) clear and direct, with nothing hidden:
outright hostility
2. ) complete and total:
an outright winner/victory/majority
She could not tell him an outright lie.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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