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adverb British English pronunciation: outright /ˌaʊtˈraɪt/

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  1. 1
    without hiding your feelings

    I told them outright that they had to leave.

    He smiled, then laughed outright.

  2. 2
    used for emphasizing that something happens or is done completely at one time or in a single process

    They can afford to buy the house outright (=pay the total cost in one payment).

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