- The definition of outright is complete or straightforward.
An example of outright is one parent having total custody of their children.
- Outright is defined as entirely or openly.
An example of outright is holding the title to your car.
- without reservation; downright
- straightforward; direct
- complete; total; whole
- entirely; wholly
- without reservation; openly
- at once; not by degrees
- Obs. straight ahead
- Without reservation or qualification; openly: finally responded outright to the question.
- Completely and entirely; wholly: denied the charges outright.
- At once; straightway: were killed outright in the crash.
- Without additional payments owing, constraints, or stipulations: owns the property outright.
- Presented without reservation; unqualified: an outright gift.
- a. Complete; total: outright victory.b. Thoroughgoing; out-and-out: outright viciousness; an outright coward.
- Made without constraints, stipulations, or additional payments owed: outright sale of the property.
- Wholly, completely and entirely.
- I refute those allegations outright.
- Openly and without reservation.
- I have just responded outright to that question.
- At once.
- Two people died outright and one more later.
- With no outstanding conditions.
- I have bought the house outright.
- (informal) Blatantly; inexcusably.
- That was an outright stupid thing to say.
(third-person singular simple present outrights, present participle outrighting, simple past and past participle outrighted)
- (sports) To release a player outright, without conditions.