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 for downright
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Downright \Down"right`\, adv.
     1. Straight down; perpendicularly.
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     2. In plain terms; without ceremony.
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              We shall chide downright, if I longer stay. --Shak.
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     3. Without delay; at once; completely. [Obs.]
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              She fell downright into a fit.        --Arbuthnot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Downright \Down"right`\, a.
     1. Plain; direct; forthright; unceremonious; blunt; positive;
        as, he spoke in his downright way.
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              A man of plain, downright character.  --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     2. Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as,
        downright atheism.
  
     Syn: honest-to-goodness. [1913 Webster]
  
                The downright impossibilities charged upon it.
                                                    --South.
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                Gloomy fancies which in her amounted to downright
                insanity.                           --Prescott.
          -- Down"right`ly, adv. -- Down"right`ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  downright
      adv 1: thoroughgoing; "he is outright dishonest"
      adj 1: characterized by plain blunt honesty; "a downright
             answer"; "a downright kind of person"
      2: complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes
         used informally as intensifiers; "absolute freedom"; "an
         absolute dimwit"; "a downright lie"; "out-and-out mayhem";
         "an out-and-out lie"; "a rank outsider"; "many right-down
         vices"; "got the job through sheer persistence"; "sheer
         stupidity" [syn: absolute, downright, out-and-out(a),
         rank(a), right-down, sheer(a)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  212 Moby Thesaurus words for "downright":
     a outrance, absolute, absolutely, admitting no exception, adown,
     all out, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-out, all-pervading,
     arrant, artless, below, beyond all bounds, beyond compare,
     beyond comparison, beyond measure, bluff, blunt, bold,
     bolt upright, born, brash, broad, broad-based, brusque, candid,
     categorical, certain, certainly, classical, clean, clear, complete,
     completely, comprehensive, conclusive, congenital, consummate,
     crass, damned, dead, decided, decisive, deep-dyed, definite,
     definitely, definitive, determinate, direct, down, down south,
     downgrade, downhill, downline, downstairs, downstream, downstreet,
     downtown, downward, downwards, downwith, dyed-in-the-wool,
     egregious, entire, entirely, erect, essentially, exhaustive,
     explicit, express, extremely, final, fixed, flagrant, flat,
     flat out, flat-out, forthright, frank, frankhearted, free,
     free-speaking, free-spoken, free-tongued, fundamentally, genuine,
     glaring, global, gross, heart-to-heart, immeasurably, implicit,
     in the extreme, inappealable, incalculably, indefinitely,
     indisputable, indubitable, indubitably, infinitely, ingenuous,
     intensive, intolerable, most, most assuredly, no holds barred,
     no small print, no strings attached, omnibus, omnipresent, open,
     openhearted, out-and-out, outright, outspoken, peremptory, perfect,
     perfectly, pervasive, plain, plain-spoken, plumb, positive,
     precious, profound, profoundly, pronounced, proper, pure, purely,
     radical, radically, rampant, rank, rearing, regular, round,
     shattering, sheer, shocking, sincere, stand-up, standing up, stark,
     stark-staring, straight, straight-out, straightforward,
     superlative, sure-enough, surely, surpassing, sweeping,
     the veriest, thorough, thoroughgoing, thoroughly,
     through-and-through, total, totally, transparent, ubiquitous,
     unabashed, unambiguous, unbearable, unchecked, uncircumscribed,
     uncompromisingly, unconditional, unconditionally, unconditioned,
     unconscionable, unconstrained, undeniable, undoubtedly, undoubting,
     unequivocal, unequivocally, unguarded, unhampered, unhesitating,
     universal, unlimited, unmistakable, unmitigated, unqualified,
     unquestionable, unquestionably, unquestioning, unrelieved,
     unreserved, unrestrained, unrestricted, unspoiled, unwaivable,
     up-and-down, upended, upraised, upreared, upright, upstanding,
     utter, utterly, veritable, vertical, very, whole, wholesale,
     with a vengeance, without exception, without reserve
  
  

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