Synonyms of outright in English:

outright


See definition of outright

adverb

1‘he rejected the proposal outright’

SYNONYMS

completely, entirely, wholly, fully, totally, categorically, absolutely, altogether, utterly, flatly, in every respect, unreservedly, without reservation, without exception, thoroughly, quite

informal totes

ANTONYMS

in part, partially

2‘I can't bring myself to tell her outright’

SYNONYMS

explicitly, straightforwardly, directly, forthrightly, openly, frankly, candidly, honestly, truly, sincerely, bluntly, plainly, in plain language, unreservedly, without constraint, truthfully, without dissembling, to someone's face, straight from the shoulder, without beating about the bush, with no holds barred, man to man, woman to woman

informal on the level

British informal straight up

3‘the passengers were killed outright’

SYNONYMS

instantly, instantaneously, immediately, at once, straight away, there and then, then and there, on the spot

4‘houses could be paid off gradually, but paintings had to be bought outright’

SYNONYMS

all at once, at one fell swoop, in one fell swoop, in one go


adjective

1‘it was an outright lie’

SYNONYMS

out-and-out, absolute, complete, utter, downright, sheer, stark, thorough, thoroughgoing, categorical, unequivocal, undeniable, unqualified, unmodified, unrestricted, unmitigated, unconditional, positive, simple, wholesale, all-out, rank, consummate, pure

archaic arrant

2‘the outright winner’

SYNONYMS

definite, unequivocal, clear, unqualified, incontestable, undeniable, unmistakable, categorical, straightforward