- out|right1 [ˈautraıt] adj [only before noun]1.) clear and direct▪ an outright refusal▪ an outright attack on his actions2.) complete and total▪ an outright victory▪ an outright ban on the sale of tobacco3.) the outright winner/victorsomeone who has definitely and easily wonoutright 2out|right2 [autˈraıt] adv1.) clearly and directly, without trying to hide your feelings or intentions▪ If she asked me outright , I'd tell her.2.) clearly and completely▪ She won outright.▪ They rejected the deal outright .3.) buy/own sth outrightto own something such as a house completely because you have paid the full price with your own money4.) immediately and without any delay▪ The passenger was killed outright .▪ They fired her outright.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.