- thoroughly; utterly
- Archaic straight down
Origin of downrightMiddle English doun riht: see down and amp; right
- absolute; thoroughgoing: a downright insult
- straightforward; plain; frank
- Archaic going straight downward
- Thoroughgoing; unequivocal: a downright lie.
- Forthright; candid.
(comparative more downright, superlative most downright)
From Middle English, equivalent to down- + right.